How nitrogen-doped fluorescent carbon dots are aiding the fight against disease

The ability to reliably and accurately detect levels of iodide ion and curcumin is crucial in the fields of food and life sciences. For a study published in the KeAi journal Bioactive Materials, researchers from China and the US developed nitrogen-doped fluorescent carbon dots (NCDs) as a multi-mechanism detection tool for iodide ion and curcumin in complex biological and food samples.

Want to avoid high-altitude sicknesses? Acclimatising in a low-oxygen level tent can help

In a review published in the KeAi journal Sports Medicine and Health Science, a team of researchers from Austria and Switzerland examined recent study findings on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of high-altitude illnesses, along with options for prevention and treatment. These sicknesses include acute mountain sickness (AMS), high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) and high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE).

Why nanoparticles could prove a game changer for cancer immunotherapy

The major goal of cancer therapy is to destroy cancer cells while sparing the surrounding, healthy tissue. The term ‘tumour microenvironment’ (TME) describes the area around a tumour, which typically consists of blood vessels and immune cells etc. As the TME can impact tumour progression and metastasis, finding a way to control it is high on the wishlist of researchers. For many, nanoparticles – particles of matter that generally vary between 1 and 100 nanometres in size – offer a promising solution.

Does age matter? It might when it comes to the impact of mindfulness on college athletes

Results show that older student-athletes improve more on sport mindfulness than their younger teammates, and are more likely to report practicing mindfulness during workouts, team practices and competitions. Additionally, the older the athlete, the more likely they are to show reductions in sport anxiety and improvements in dispositional mindful acceptance.

Melting High Mountain Asia glaciers are revealed as a potential source of greenhouse gases

In a paper published in the KeAi journal Fundamental Research, he and his colleagues report that cryoconite holes on the glacier surface in southern and southeastern regions of the Tibetan Plateau are strong sources of carbon with positive CH4 and CO2 fluxes. However, this is mitigated to some extent by the fact that proglacial river runoff can be a significant sink of atmospheric CO2; a fact not identified in previous studies.

How robots and brain-computer interfaces could transform stroke patients' recovery

In the NCyborg Project, the two organisations will draw on their expertise in brain-computer interface technology and brain-inspired intelligent robot technology to establish a stroke rehabilitation process driven by patient initiative. In a paper published in the KeAi journal Brain Hemorrhages, they outline the project's three focus areas:

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