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Test for Life-Threatening Nutrient Deficit Made From Bacteria Entrails

September 26, 2019

In a remote village, an aid worker pricks a sickly toddler’s fingertip, and like most of the other…
Dietary zinc protects against streptococcic pneumoniae infection

August 26, 2019

Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial…
Want to protect yourself from bacterial pneumonia? Eat zinc-rich food

August 26, 2019

Chances are you’ve never even heard of the problem of zinc deficiency. However, nearly two billion people in…
Zinc could help as non-antibiotic treatment for UTIs

March 12, 2019

New details about the role of zinc in our immune system could help the development of new non-antibiotic…
Justin Annes, Tim Horton and colleagues developed a zinc-loving chemical compound (light blue) that helps deliver drugs that trigger insulin-producing cells in the pancreas (dark blue), but not others (gray), to replicate (red).. Image credit: Christine Gray
Researchers use zinc to target insulin-producing cells with regenerative drug

December 14, 2018

An insulin injection can manage diabetes symptoms, but actually curing the disease would mean healing cells in the…
Is zinc the link to how we think? Some evidence, and a word of warning

November 19, 2018

In biology, structure equals function. The protein machines that do virtually all of the myriad biochemical jobs within…
Adequate Zinc Vital to Healthy Immune Response

September 26, 2016

As cold and flu season nears, now is a good time to take stock of zinc intake, because…
Radiant Zinc Fireworks Reveal Quality of Human Egg

April 28, 2016

A stunning explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, and…
Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production

February 1, 2016

After six years of painstaking effort, a group of University of Wisconsin—Madison materials scientists believes the tiny sheets…
Scientists to study role of zinc in the open ocean

January 20, 2016

Ocean Scientists from the University’s School of Environmental Sciences have been awarded over £650k to better understand how…
Low zinc levels may suggest potential breast-feeding problems

December 23, 2015

Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation,…
Zinc deficiency alters gut bacteria makeup and function

December 16, 2015

A new study reveals that zinc deficiency – a condition that affects 25 percent of the world’s population,…
Scientist Is Building a Better Pecan Pie

November 25, 2015

Sunlight cuts through the rows of trees that make up the pecan groves just south of Tucson. It’s…
Bright outlook for solar panels thanks to bespoke nanomaterials

October 24, 2015

Research by the University of Bath has demonstrated a new and more efficient way of developing zinc oxide…
“Bacterial Litmus Test” Provides Inexpensive Measurement of Micronutrients

September 2, 2015

A bacterium engineered to produce different pigments in response to varying levels of a micronutrient in blood samples…
Designing bespoke nanomaterials for energy applications

August 28, 2015

Nanomaterials have the potential to play a central role in solving many of today’s biggest sustainability issues, whether…
Researchers Create Transparent, Stretchable Conductors Using Nano-Accordion Structure

June 17, 2015

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created stretchable, transparent conductors that work because of the structures’ “nano-accordion”…
Mutation in zinc transport protein may inhibit successful breast-feeding

June 16, 2015

Zinc plays an important role in a woman’s ability to successfully breast-feed her child, according to health researchers.…
Zinc In the Body May Contribute to Kidney Stones

June 4, 2015

New research on kidney stone formation reveals that zinc levels may contribute to kidney stone formation, a common…
Study: Zinc deficiency linked to immune system response, particularly in older adults

March 24, 2015

Zinc, an important mineral in human health, appears to affect how the immune system responds to stimulation, especially…
Mobile phones come alive with the sound of music, thanks to nanogenerators

August 13, 2014

Credit: Peter Griffin/Public Domain Charging mobile phones with sound, like chants from at football ground, could become a…
Protons power protein portal to push zinc out of cells

June 23, 2014

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report they have deciphered the inner workings of a protein called YiiP…
Researchers achieve higher solar-cell efficiency with zinc-oxide coating

April 23, 2014

Yahia Makableh demonstrates how a small array of 9-millimeter, gallium-arsenide solar cells can provide energy for small devices.…
New method paves way for better dietary zinc test

April 10, 2014

Unlocking ways to monitor a key nutrient, Cornell research unveils a new method to test for zinc deficiency,…
Converting waste heat into electricity

March 26, 2014

Bruce White worked with semiconductors and transistors at Motorola and Texas Instruments. But when he left industry for…
Zinc discovery may shed light on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

October 1, 2013

Scientists at UW-Madison have made a discovery that, if replicated in humans, suggests a shortage of zinc may…
Update: Stanford scientists develop efficient zinc-air battery

June 6, 2013

Stanford University scientists have created an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made…
High-efficiency zinc-air battery developed

May 30, 2013

Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries…
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