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2014-02-10 11:15:53

Optogenetics is a technique that allows scientists to control neurons' electrical activity with light by engineering them to express light-sensitive proteins.

2014-02-07 12:44:41

Topological insulators — materials whose surfaces can freely conduct electrons even though their interiors are electrical insulators — have been of great interest to physicists in recent years because of unusual properties that may provide insights into quantum physics.

Endometriosis Analysis Could Help Diagnosis And Treatment
2014-02-06 08:30:55

Affecting at least 10 percent of women, endometriosis is a disease characterized by endometrial-like tissue found in places other than the lining of the womb, resulting in chronic pelvic pain, infertility and organ dysfunction.

2014-02-05 12:25:16

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MIT Press is pleased to announce the launch of the MIT Press BITS series.

2014-01-30 23:27:59

The burden of providing constant oversight for elders with dementia is a primary driver toward the adoption of technology in senior care, according to research published today by GeriJoy, the

See Through Screen MIT
2014-01-22 13:23:57

Researchers at MIT have designed a new type of see-through screen that could be used as a heads-up data display system.

Nanotubes Solar Cells Heat And Light
2014-01-20 10:33:27

A new system from researchers at MIT looks use sunlight to heat a high-temperature material that then radiates an optimal wavelength of energy into a conventional photovoltaic cell.

2014-01-20 09:42:42

A new class of molecules called acyldepsipeptides — ADEPs — may provide a new way to attack bacteria that have developed resistance to antibiotics.

2014-01-14 23:30:11

Depth of Expertise in Digital Conversion, Understanding of STM Publishing Cited as Reasons for Partnering with DCL New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014

2014-01-14 12:20:54

-- OEM Members include Honda, Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover -- SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.