A new technology developed to detect and analyze colorless and transparent biomaterials — ScienceDaily

DGIST announced on Wednesday, February 20 that Professor Jae Eun Jang’s team in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering developed a biosensor that expresses biomaterials’ colors using nano structure and applies a new image signal processing technique. Active R&D has been underway on clarifying relationship with a certain disease and outbreak mechanism through the…

Low-dose aspirin does not seem to improve survival after prostate cancer diagnosis — ScienceDaily

Low-dose aspirin use does not seem to reduce the overall risk for prostate cancer death at the population level. However, results for extended exposure periods suggest that low-dose aspirin might be inversely associated with prostate cancer mortality after 5 years from cancer diagnosis. Findings from a nationwide cohort study are published in Annals of Internal…

Thermal stress measurements sound the alarm about drought conditions sooner — ScienceDaily

More than 2 billion people worldwide are affected by water shortages, wildfires, crop losses, forest diebacks or other environmental or economic woes brought on by drought. A new monitoring method developed at Duke University allows scientists to identify the onset of drought sooner — meaning conservation or remediation measures might be put into place sooner…

No link found between MMR vaccine and autism, even among children with other risk factors for autism — ScienceDaily

A nationwide cohort study of all children born in Denmark to Danish-born mothers between 1999 through 2010 concluded that the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases following vaccination. The findings are published…

New tabletop method uses a strong laser pulse to characterize electron spin in iron thin films — ScienceDaily

Magnetic materials have a worldwide market share of some $50 billion per year. A new frontier in the study of these materials, femtomagnetism, could lead to ultrafast magnetic storage devices that would transform information processing technologies with storage devices several orders of magnitude faster. Now, researchers report a tabletop method to characterize such a faster…

Study provides framework for cities seeking equitable legislation to curb the spread of bedbugs — ScienceDaily

Laws that require landlords to disclose bed bug infestations help combat the spread of the insects and protect the health of potential tenants. According to a new study, these laws also lead to cost savings, on average, for landlords within five years. Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published…