News 2012

 

BBerger Fighting stubborn hospital bacteria
We hear stories of people going into hospitals for various treatments, only to contract a respiratory illness during their stay. Bryan Berger is working with the Lehigh Valley Hospital Network to prevent infections from multi-drug resistant bacteria. more >
Israel Wachs An improved global energy landscape
Israel Wachs, who uses Raman spectroscopy to investigate the fundamentals of metal-oxide catalysis, recently received Germany's Humboldt Research Award for senior scientists. more >
SteveMcIntosh A large leap in energy thinking
Steve McIntosh likes to think big. "Our goal is to solve the energy crisis for everybody". McIntosh wants to do that by using the smallest of materials, nanoscale dots of cadmium sulfite, to help make fuel cheaply from water and carbon dioxide. more >
Human Cells Turning a tumor's weapon against itself
Bryan Berger is working with the Lehigh Valley Hospital Network to prevent infections from multi-drug resistant bacteria. more >
A SenGupta New adsorbent combats both arsenic and fluoride
Two of the worlds most harmful groundwater contaminants are arsenic and fluoride. Chronic consumption of water with excessive levels of fluoride can cause pain and damage to bones and joints and other symptoms. more >
JGilchristCheerios Lessons from a bowl of Cheerios
James Gilchrist watches Cheerios converge in a bowl of milk. The osts attract each other to reduce the milk's surface energy, a phenomenon called the "Cheerios effect" that explains other examples of self-assembly. more >
FuelCells Fuels cells that any fuel would love
Imagine a power plant in your home. The idea is not so far-fetched - if fuel cells can be scaled up to produce that amount of power. more >
MKothare When faster is not necessarily better
The feeling of being short of breath can be a steady and unwanted companion for an estimated 16 million people who suffer from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). more >

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