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When calculating the electrokinetic force, the convention has been to assume that there is no relative velocity of the fluid compared to the surface, which holds true…
Charge change: How electric forces vary in colloids
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Organic semiconductors have advantages over inorganic semiconductors in several areas. However, there are only a few known organic n-type semiconductors, and even they…
Future of portable electronics—novel organic semiconductor with exciting properties
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The aggregation of amyloid protein fibrils is involved in diseases such as amyloidosis and even Alzheimer’s. A group of Japanese scientists has explored the use of free…
High-energy lasers could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease in the future
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Breakthrough research by researchers in Japan has helped them reposition papaverine as a novel drug to treat inflammation that is implicated in sepsis and even cancer
Epigenetic regulation—modification of gene expression from the “outside”—is an important part of the overall genetic processes within a cell. A group of scientists from…
In a new study, Professor Hideo Noda of the School of Management at the Tokyo University of Science examined data from 34 OECD countries and appraised the effects of…
Human body communication (HBC) uses the human body to transmit power and data, very much like the internet. In a recent study published in IEEE Transactions on…
A group of researchers from Japan has recently discovered a novel enzyme from a soil fungus. In their study, they speculate that this enzyme plays important roles in the…
Since receiving his PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1991, Prof. Youngmin Kim has been teaching literature in English and critical theory at the…
A group of researchers from Japan have discovered a new large DNA virus that may help scientists better understand the origins of DNA replication and the evolution of…