Scientists show how to store liquid fuels in polymeric gels to prevent explosions and fires

Journal Reference: Naoki Hosoya, Kazuki Nishiguchi, Hiroyasu Saito, Shingo Maeda. Chemically cross-linked gel storage for fuel to realize evaporation suppression. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022; 444: 136506 DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.136506 One common hazard when dealing with liquid fuels is that they can evaporate quickly if given space, producing clouds of highly flammable gases. As one might expect, … Read more

Candy-coated pills could prevent pharmaceutical fraud

Journal Reference: William H. Grover. CandyCodes: simple universally unique edible identifiers for confirming the authenticity of pharmaceuticals. Scientific Reports, 2022; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-11234-4 The technique, which he calls CandyCode and uses tiny multicolored candy nonpareils or “hundreds and thousands” as a uniquely identifiable coating for pharmaceutical capsules and pills, is published in Scientific Reports. … Read more

Better coaching needed to prevent burnout among video gaming pros

Journal Reference: Bader Sabtan, Shi Cao, Naomi Paul. Current practice and challenges in coaching Esports players: An interview study with league of legends professional team coaches. Entertainment Computing, 2022; 42: 100481 DOI: 10.1016/j.entcom.2022.100481 The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, identified several areas, including player fatigue, mental stress and peak performance conditions, … Read more

Design tweak helps prevent malfunction in yarns designed to store energy

Journal Reference: Nanfei He, Junhua Song, Jinyun Liao, Feng Zhao, Wei Gao. Separator threads in yarn-shaped supercapacitors to avoid short-circuiting upon length. npj Flexible Electronics, 2022; 6 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41528-022-00150-2 The researchers reported in npj Flexible Electronics that they were able to prevent short-circuiting in yarns that act as supercapacitors — which are electrical devices … Read more

New research finds more intensive blood pressure treatment may prevent strokes in older adults

New research finds more intensive blood pressure treatment may prevent strokes in older adults – NovLink Home Mash E New research finds more intensive blood pressure treatment may prevent strokes in older adults We would love to say thanks to the writer of this article for this amazing content New research finds more intensive blood … Read more

Engineered nanomaterial captures off-target cancer drug to prevent tissue damage

Journal Reference: Sarah A.E. Young, Joy Muthami, Mica Pitcher, Petar Antovski, Patricia Wamea, Robert Denis Murphy, Reihaneh Haghniaz, Andrew Schmidt, Samuel Clark, Ali Khademhosseini, Amir Sheikhi. Engineering hairy cellulose nanocrystals for chemotherapy drug capture. Materials Today Chemistry, 2022; 23: 100711 DOI: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2021.100711 “To reduce the off-target effects of cancer drugs during and after localized chemotherapy, … Read more

Family dynamics can motivate and prevent talking about health

Journal Reference: Katherine A. Rafferty, Tina A. Coffelt, Nicole Miller. Understanding Criteria that Predict Private Health Information Disclosures between Emerging Adults & Their Parents. Western Journal of Communication, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1080/10570314.2021.1995622 A new study from Iowa State University finds open dialogue and reciprocal information sharing between parents and emerging adults reduces barriers for talking … Read more

A genetic patch to prevent hereditary deafness

Journal Reference: Erik de Vrieze, Jorge Cañas Martín, Jolien Peijnenborg, Aniek Martens, Jaap Oostrik, Simone van den Heuvel, Kornelia Neveling, Ronald Pennings, Hannie Kremer, Erwin van Wijk. Antisense oligonucleotide-based degradation of c.151C>T mutant COCH transcripts associated with dominantly inherited hearing impairment DFNA9.. Molecular Therapy – Nucleic Acids, 2021; DOI: 10.1016/j.omtn.2021.02.033 Hereditary deafness can manifest itself … Read more