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How to make it easier to turn plant waste into biofuels

Innovative process to rapidly dissolve plant fibers

16-Jan-2020

Researchers have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Their approach, featuring an ammonia-salt based solvent that rapidly turns plant fibers into sugars needed to make ethanol, works well ...

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Kiel Möbius Prize goes to renowned American microbiome researcher

15-Nov-2019

Tuesday, November 12, the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1182 "Origin and Function of Metaorganisms" at Kiel University awarded its most important science prize, the Karl August Möbius-Fellowship, for the third time. This year's winner is the American physician and microbiologist Professor ...

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Better biosensor technology created for stem cells

Technology may help guide treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's diseases

13-Nov-2019

A Rutgers-led team has created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurological disorders. The technology, which features a unique graphene and gold-based platform and high-tech imaging, monitors ...

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New technology could aid stem cell transplantation research

16-Aug-2019

Nanotechnology developed at Rutgers University-New Brunswick could boost research on stem cell transplantation, which may help people with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, other neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system injuries. The nanotechnology platform, which uses ...

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Structure of virus that infects bacteria in hot springs is revealed

06-Feb-2019

Scientists have revealed the structure of a virus infecting bacteria that thrive in 160-degree hot springs in places like Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The discovery could lead to better targeted delivery of drugs into cells and new DNA sequencing technology, according to a study by ...

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Advancing stem cell therapy with biodegradable scaffold

New technology is aimed at central nervous system diseases and injuries

06-Nov-2018

Rutgers scientists have created a tiny, biodegradable scaffold to transplant stem cells and deliver drugs, which may help treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, aging brain degeneration, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Stem cell transplantation, which shows promise as a ...

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Automated robotic device for faster blood testing developed

14-Jun-2018

Rutgers researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially improving the workflow in hospitals and other health-related institutions to allow health care practitioners to spend more time treating patients. "This device represents the ...

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A 3-D printed shape-shifting smart gel

01-Feb-2018

Rutgers engineers have invented a "4D printing" method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of "living" structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots and targeted drug delivery. The 4D printing approach here involves printing a 3D object with a hydrogel (water-containing gel) ...

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A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to diseases

Including obesity, diabetes, cancer and other

18-Sep-2017

It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have now found that ...

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Structure of tuberculosis drug target determined

10-Apr-2017

Rutgers University scientists have determined the three-dimensional structure of the target of the first-line anti-tuberculosis drug rifampin. They have also discovered a new class of potential anti-tuberculosis drugs that kill rifampin-resistant and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis ...

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