Janice Walker

Janice Walker is a biologist (having graduated from Prescott College in 2013) and an experienced writer. She currently works as a pharmacist, contributing research and content to Home of Science during her nights and weekends. During her time at Prescott College she was an active contributor to her student journal and hopes to grow homeofscience.net up as a well established, popular science blog. --- 602-317-6122 Janice.Walker@homeofscience.net

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Scientists discover that abundant minerals are proton conductors

A group of researchers from the University of Manchester has discovered that mica's, a group of phyllosilicate minerals that are characterized by a certain layered structure, are excellent conductors of protons. According to the press release...

Scientists sequester the duckweed genome and discover genes that protect them from parasites

Studying how aquatic plants deal with pollution can be useful to understand how wastewater can be treated more efficiently or even to produce biofuels and for other applications at the biotechnological level. This is the...

Artificial intelligence learns complex patterns of genetic diseases

A team of researchers from King Abdullah University for Science and Technology claims to use a new deep learning approach that is considered "creative and combined" to find models and correlations between genes and diseases....

First superconducting nickel oxide material detected

There is talk of 'the first superconducting NiO material' in the press release published on the SLAC website, Stanford University's US laboratory. According to the researchers, this nickel oxide material, also called nickel-plated, shows clear signs...

Russian scientists use wild plant stems to build electrodes

A genus of wild grass that grows in the vast prairies and forests of Russia has been used by scientists from the National University of Science and Technology as electrodes in batteries. The researchers have...

Graphene can be useful to prevent mosquitoes from biting

According to a group of researchers at Brown University, graphene, a very thin nanomaterial that can be as thick as a single atom, can be used to combat mosquito bites. This ultra-thin but very resistant material,...

A compound produced by sea snails is useful to combat intestinal cancer

A purple compound found in Australian sea snails could be a potential basic compound of a new cancer drug. This is what some researchers at Flinders University, Southern Cross University and Monash University in Australia...

Artificial intelligence that ‘learns’ on its own makes servers more efficient

More and more attempts are being made to apply new methods of artificial intelligence to servers in order to use them in an increasingly profitable way. In this regard, a new system developed by computer...

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