Disney automated system lets characters leap and bound realistically in virtual worlds

Virtual game characters can leap, roll and climb so realistically that simply watching them could seemingly exhaust a player. Generating the precise instructions that govern such characters in increas..

University of Toronto researcher first to open lab notes in real time

Credit: Photo by Melissa Hooper University of Toronto researcher Rachel Harding will be the first known biomedical researcher to welcome the world to review her lab notes in real time. The post-doc..

Solar cells as light as a soap bubble

Credit: Joel Jean and Anna Osherov CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Imagine solar cells so thin, flexible, and lightweight that they could be placed on almost any material or surface, including your hat, shirt, or..

Fiona Watt to receive the 2016 FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award

Credit: Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at King's College London Heidelberg, 26 February 2016 - EMBO and FEBS announce Fiona W..

Newly found genomic causes of severe compulsiveness in dogs could aid study of human...

Research led by investigators in veterinary and human medicine has identified genetic pathways that exacerbate severity of canine compulsive disorder ..

Drug discovery paradigm targets Tau protein aggregation linked to the Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia and other tauopathies, most notably Alzheimer's disease, embody a class of neurodegenerative diseases associated with the aggregation of the Tau protein in the human brain. These disease..

Determining the structures of nanocrystalline pharmaceuticals by electron diffraction

Reliable information about the structure of pharmaceutical compounds is important for patient safety, for the development of related drugs and for patenting purposes. However, working out the structur..

Cincinnati Children’s receives $32.5 million from NIH to coordinate heart study

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is receiving a $32.5 million, five-year grant from the Bench to Bassinet Program of the National In..

Researchers find association between oral bacteria and esophageal cancer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers have found a bacterial species responsible for gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is present in 61 percent of patients wi..

Structure of a hantavirus protein as a promising model for drug design

Credit: Daniel Olal/MDC Bank voles are small rodents that are not dangerous by themselves, but their excreta can contain one of the dangerous hantaviruses. While bank voles are unaffected by the in..