Chemistry

Highly Selective Membranes

Tokyo, Japan — Membranes with microscopic pores are useful for water filtration. The effect of pore size on water filtration is well-understood, as is the role of ions, charged atoms, that interact...

New Method to Fight Cancer With Molecular Fibres

Mainz, Germany — Cancer is a disease in which cells multiply uncontrollably, which could lead to tumour growth. In addition to radiation therapy, cancer is often combated with chemotherapy: The chemicals...

A Ribosome Odyssey in Mitochondria

Solna, Sweden — Proteins make life and are made by ribosomes. In mitochondria, the repertoire of the mitoribosomal architectures turns out to be much more diverse than previously thought. A paper...

Army Researchers Explore Self-Healing Materials

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD — Army and Texas A&M University researchers developed a new material that can autonomously heal in air and underwater. The first-of-its-kind, 3-D printable and stimuli-responsive...

Algal Symbiosis Could Shed Light on Dark Ocean

East Boothbay, Maine — New research has revealed a surprise twist in the symbiotic relationship between a type of salamander and the alga that lives inside its eggs. A new paper in Frontiers in Microbiology...

Tailored Light Inspired by Nature

Münster, Germany — Modern applications as high resolution microscopy or micro- or nanoscale material processing require customized laser beams that do not change during propagation. This represents...

New Insights Into Wound Healing

St. Louis, MO — When we get a wound on our skin, the cells in our bodies quickly mobilize to repair it. While it has been known how cells heal wounds and how scars form, a team led by researchers from...

Ultracold Mystery: Solved

Cambridge, MA —In a famous parable, three blind men encounter an elephant for the first time. Each touches a part–the trunk, ear, or side–and concludes the creature is a thick snake, fan,...

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