Latest Lin Chen Stories

Organic Solar Cells One Step Closer To Success
2012-06-15 13:24:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Organic solar cells have long been a promising alternative to conventional solar cells, but their low efficiency, low stability, and low strength have kept them from widespread commercial use. Senior chemist Lin Chen of the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory hopes to change that by focusing on a key component of the cells, the exciton. According to Chen, excitons are considered a sort of “quasiparticle,” because...

2011-09-12 12:07:14

Research could pave the way for development of better drugs to target neurodegenerative diseases For the first time, USC scientists have mapped out a neuroreceptor. This scientific breakthrough promises to revolutionize the engineering of drugs used to treat ailments such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. The team produced the world's first high-resolution images of the α7 (Alpha 7) receptor, a molecule responsible for transmitting signals between neurons —...

2008-07-29 03:00:53

By Chen, Jyu-Lin Weiss, Sandra; Heyman, Melvin B; Vittinghoff, Eric; Lustig, Robert PURPOSE. To test the feasibility and impact of an individually tailored educational intervention to promote healthy weight in Chinese American children (ages 8-10). DESIGN. A pre- and post-test study (N = 57) using standardized instruments to measure children's usual food choices, knowledge of nutrition and physical activity needs, and time spent engaging in physical and sedentary activities. RESULTS. We...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.