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Helen Clark

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  • Camera system sees around corners without using a mirror

    Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada have developed a camera that can see around corners without the aid of mirrors. The system can reconstruct the shape of objects using diffu...

  • Scientists eliminate HIV from cultured human cells

    Researchers from Temple University School of Medicine have discovered how to permanently extricate HIV-1 from human cells, possibly avoiding the need for lifelong drug treatment. Though in its very early stages, this may prove to be a critical step i...

  • By-product hydrogen used to power fuel cell pilot plant

    By-products are common to most industries. Some are harmless, some dangerous and others useless. Others are simply under-utilized. Finland's VTT is using hydrogen generated as a by-product of the sodium chlorate production process in its pilot-scale ...

  • Newly discovered fungus holds clues to stopping superbugs

    A research team from McMaster University, the University of British Columbia and Cardiff University has discovered a fungus in the soil of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia that may offer hope in an increasingly fraught battle against drug-resista...

  • Tiny force measurement could have big implications

    Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley have measured what is believed to be the smallest force yet recorded – 42 yoctonewtons, or a septillionth of a newton.

London researchers have revealed that stroke patients in a pilot study all showed improvem...

A pilot study undertaken by researchers from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College London has shown promise in rapid treatment of serious strokes. The study, the first of its kind published in the UK, treated patients using stem cells from bone marrow.  Read More

From left – Sydney Schreppler, Dan Stamper-Kurn and Nicolas Spethmann were part of a team ... Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley have measured what is believed to be the smallest force yet recorded – 42 yoctonewtons, or a septillionth of a newton.  Read More

Upon approval for use by the US, a generic version of Gilead's HIV drug TAF will be made a...

Medicine Patent Pool (MPP), a not-for-profit organization, has partnered with pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences to produce a generic version of a new HIV treatment drug in India and China that will be distributed in 112 countries.  Read More

Researchers are using hydrogen created as a by-product in sodium chlorate production to po...

By-products are common to most industries. Some are harmless, some dangerous and others useless. Others are simply under-utilized. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is using hydrogen generated as a by-product of the sodium chlorate production process in its pilot-scale power plant to produce electricity.  Read More

Though in its very early stages, the Temple University research may prove to be a critical...

Researchers from Temple University School of Medicine have discovered how to permanently extricate HIV-1 from human cells, possibly avoiding the need for lifelong drug treatment. Though in its very early stages, this may prove to be a critical step in permanently defeating the disease.  Read More

The camera uses diffused light instead of mirrors to see around corners

Peeking around a corner has long been a staple of spy films and TV, from Get Smart to 007. Researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada have found a better way than poking a makeup mirror about, however: a camera system that can reconstruct the shape of objects using diffusely scattered laser light.  Read More

Illustration of the 'moth eye' solar cell (Illustration: Empa)

As nocturnal creatures, moths need to maximize how well they can see in the dark whilst remaining less visible to avoid predators. This ability to collect as much of the available light as possible and at the same time reflect as little as possible, has inspired Researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) to design a new type of photoelectrochemical cell using relatively low cost materials.  Read More

McMaster University chemical biology graduate student Andrew King examines a chemical used...

A research team from McMaster University, the University of British Columbia and Cardiff University has discovered a fungus in the soil of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia that may offer hope in an increasingly fraught battle against drug-resistant bacteria.  Read More

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