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Engineering Cellulose-Based Nanomaterials For The Development Of Novel Vaccine Adjuvants by Karina Ckless & Rajesh Sunasee- The concept of stimulating the immune response of the body against an antigen is the foundation for vaccination. A vaccine adjuvant is an important component…
Bubble-Free SrTiO3 Crystals 30 mm In Diameter By Flame-Fusion Growth Method by Petre Badica- Different thin film applications require the availability of high-quality single crystal substrates. A popular oxide for such purposes is SrTiO3 (STO). STO is also studied as an active material for…
How Does The Brain Relate To Working Memory In Young Children? by Morgan Botdorf & Tracy Riggins- Have you ever repeated a phone number over and over in your mind in order to remember it, yet forgot it anyway while dialing? This common occurrence reflects a failure…
Hooray For Social Diversification by Sébastien Wielgoss- Multiunit systems rely on the capacity to socially interact. For example, multicellular organisms, such as ourselves, comprise differentiated tissues that are composed of tens of billions of cells, which all…
Cellular Stress And Ampk Activators Including Metformin And The Anesthetic Drug Propofol Promote Restoration Of Human Consciousness by Jahahreeh Finley- The neural mechanisms that give rise to human consciousness have been described as one of the greatest and most profound mysteries in all of modern medicine.  The use of general…
Acid Mine Drainage: A Huge Problem Around Abandoned Mines by Olivier Pourret- Acid mine drainage (AMD) is an acidic mineral solution that flows out of a mine. The phenomenon in question is spontaneous and involves metal sulfides (type "M" Sx) with no…
Is Progressivism Going Native In The United States? by Christopher A. Simon & Michael C. Moltz- Roughly 14 percent of the United States’ citizenry is comprised of individuals born outside of the United States who have immigrated to the U.S. A significant portion of the electorate,…
Black Phosphorus: A Miracle Material For Future Biomedical Technology by Anju Surendranath, Ashtami Jayakumar & Mohanan PV- Extensive and profound research in graphene has become a strong driver in the search for other 2 dimensional (2D) materials exhibiting a vast array of innovative properties including optical, electrical,…
To Understand Organic Matter Dynamics In Soil, Look To The Mineral World by Stephanie Grand- Soil organic matter is the focus of much ongoing research because, in addition to being a fundamental driver of soil fertility, more than half of its mass consists of carbon…
Salt Shapes T Cell Functions And Might Be Involved In Allergic Immune Reactions by Julia Matthias & Christina Zielinski- Table salt plays a big role in our everyday lives. It is essential for many different body functions like nerve activity and muscle contraction. However, its best known and most…
Are Hibernators Zombies? Not Genetically Speaking… by Hanane Hadj-Moussa & Kenneth B. Storey- Consistent genetic and epigenetic regulation is required to sustain the complex homeostasis that is life, and it seems that a degree of this regulation continues into death. Recent post-mortem studies…