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May 23, 2015

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May 23, 2015

Ion Pump Gives the Body Its Own Pain Alleviation

May 10, 2015 — A small ion pump in organic electronics is giving new hope to people suffering from severe nerve pain. Researchers are the first in the world with technology that can stop pain impulses in living, ... read more

siRNA-Toting Nanoparticles Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis

May 12, 2015 — Researchers combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature's potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mouse models. The researchers are working ... read more

Altering Genes With the Aid of Light

May 8, 2015 — Scientists have been manipulating genes for a while. Now researchers have found a way to control the process with higher precision, by using ... read more

May 8, 2015 — A convenient procedure to visualize defects on graphene layers by mapping the surface of carbon materials with an appropriate contrast agent was introduced by a team of ... read more

Faster, More Durable Water Filters: Plugging Up Leaky Graphene

May 7, 2015 — For faster, longer-lasting water filters, some scientists are looking to graphene --thin, strong sheets of carbon -- to serve as ultrathin membranes, filtering out contaminants to quickly purify high ... read more

A Better Way to Build DNA Scaffolds: Long, Custom-Designed DNA Strands

May 6, 2015 — Imagine taking strands of DNA - the material in our cells that determines how we look and function - and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next ... read more

May 5, 2015 — What if a new material would allow for development of a 'soft robot' that could reconfigure its own shape and move using its own internally generated ... read more

May 5, 2015 — A revolution is coming in flexible electronic technologies as cheaper, more flexible, organic transistors replace expensive, rigid, silicone-based semiconductors, but not enough is known about how ... read more

Making Chemistry Greener

Apr. 21, 2015 — Chemists are working to develop “greener” processes for discovering, developing and manufacturing medicines and other molecules with therapeutic potential, as well as compounds used in biomedical ... read more

May 1, 2015 — Synthetic microscopic beads sense changes in their environment and self-propel to migrate upstream, a step toward the realization of biomimetic microsystems with the ability to sense and respond to ... read more

May 1, 2015 — A novel, truly biocompatible alginate hydrogel has been developed that can be synthesized using 'click chemistry' towards better delivery of drugs, growth factors and living cells for ... read more

Waking Proteins Up from Deep Sleep to Study Their Motions

Apr. 30, 2015 — In order to carry out their functions, proteins need to move. Scientists have developed a new technique to study motions in proteins with unprecedented accuracy. The method, which is based on NMR, ... read more

New 3-D Method Improves Study of Proteins

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new computational method called AGGRESCAN3D has been developed, allowing researchers to study in 3-D the structure of folded globular proteins, and substantially improve the prediction of any ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Researchers have recently developed a device that can turn any smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Building on their creation of the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules, one at a time, scientists have created nanodevices that can also reveal their ... read more

Bacteria in Medical Implants on Purpose? Opening the Way to Living Implants

Apr. 28, 2015 — Supramolecular chemistry is the science that is concerned with molecular self-assembly: chemical building blocks which, when you combine them, naturally form larger ordered structures. Researchers ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Dandelions deliver a desirable product: rubber. This is why the robust and undemanding plant has become the focus of attention of the rubber-producing industry. But how is rubber, contained in the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — New nanoscale blueprints for low-energy, stable gold nanoclusters could help develop new cancer drugs or mitigate carbon monoxide ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — To directly observe chemical processes in unusual, new materials is a scientific dream, made possible by modern microscopy methods: researchers have, for the first time, captured video images of the ... read more

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