Detecting trace amounts of multiple classes of antibiotics in foods

Widespread use of antibiotics in human healthcare and livestock husbandry has led to trace amounts of the drugs ending up in food products. Long-term consumption could cause health problems, but it’s been difficult to analyze more than a few antibiotics at a time because they have different chemical properties. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal […]

Fatty acid may help combat multiple sclerosis, study finds — ScienceDaily

The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according to a new Yale study. The finding suggests that dietary change might help treat some people with the autoimmune disease. The study […]

More than half of people using cannabis for pain experience multiple withdrawal symptoms

IMAGE: An illustration of withdrawal symptoms related to cannabis use view more  Credit: University of Michigan More than half of people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience clusters of multiple withdrawal symptoms when they’re between uses, a new study finds. And about 10% of the patients taking part in the study experienced […]

Multiple mosquito blood meals accelerate malaria transmission

IMAGE: Plasmodium falciparum parasites developing in the mosquito midgut. view more  Credit: W. Robert Shaw, 2020 (CCBY 2.0) Multiple bouts of blood feeding by mosquitoes shorten the incubation period for malaria parasites and increase malaria transmission potential, according to a study published December 31 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Lauren Childs of Virginia Tech, […]

Multiple mosquito blood meals accelerate malaria transmission — ScienceDaily

Multiple bouts of blood feeding by mosquitoes shorten the incubation period for malaria parasites and increase malaria transmission potential, according to a study published December 31 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Lauren Childs of Virginia Tech, Flaminia Catteruccia of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues. Given that mosquitoes feed […]

Controlling multiple wavelengths of light from a single source — ScienceDaily

KAIST researchers have synthesized a collection of nanoparticles, known as carbon dots, capable of emitting multiple wavelengths of light from a single particle. Additionally, the team discovered that the dispersion of the carbon dots, or the interparticle distance between each dot, influences the properties of the light the carbon dots emit. The discovery will allow […]

Multiple semiconductor type switching to boost thermoelectric conversion of waste heat

Tin monoselenide (SnSe), when doped with antimony (Sb), can make for a suitable candidate for the design of thermoelectric conversion elements (p-n junction device). Credit: Tokyo Tech In recent years, the energy consumption in developed countries has been rather wasteful. Nearly two-thirds of the total energy is typically discarded into the environment as “waste heat,” […]

No strings attached: maximizing wireless charging efficiency with multiple transmitters

IMAGE: Wireless charging has already found its way in many consumer electronics and medical applications, and maximizing efficiency when using multiple transmitters could extend its use to industrial robotics and electric… view more  Credit: Unsplash Wireless power transfer has proven to be quite useful in electronic devices such as medical implants and smartphones. In most cases, […]

ASH: Off-the-shelf immune drug shows promise in aggressive multiple myeloma

PHILADELPHIA– A subcutaneous injection of the immune-boosting drug teclistamab was found to be safe and elicit responses in a majority of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to findings from a multi-institutional phase I study being presented by Alfred L. Garfall, MD, an assistant professor of Medicine in the division of Hematology-Oncology in […]