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No More Insulin Injections?

a ring containing two carbon atoms and three nitrogen atoms They suspect this class of molecules may interfere with the immune system’s ability to recognize the material as foreign The work was supported in part ... - Read More

Chemists create adaptable metallic-cage gels

MIT chemists have created a new material that combines the flexibility of polymer gels with the rigid structure provided by metal based clusters The new gels could be well suited for a range of possible ... - Read More

Solar Cell Efficiency Could Double with Novel 'Green' Antenna

The use of solar energy in the U S is growing but panels on rooftops are still a rare sight They cost thousands of dollars and homeowners don’t recoup costs for years even in the ... - Read More

Four-dimensional printing unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level

The fourth dimension is time shape shifting in fact and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science ACES at the University of Wollongong UOW is helping to set the pace in the next revolution ... - Read More

New pain relief delivery method discovered

A Chemistry undergraduate at the University of York has helped to develop a new drug release gel which may help avoid some of the side effects of painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen In a ... - Read More

Optimising soft-optoelectronics materials through molecular engineering

Molecules used to make optoelectronic devices can be engineered to have specific properties making the production of high performance optoelectronic devices more efficient according to a paper in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials The ... - Read More

Hidden hazards found in 'green' products

A University of Melbourne researcher has found that common consumer products including those marketed as 'green' 'all natural' 'non toxic' and 'organic' emit a range of compounds that could harm human health and air quality ... - Read More

DNA 'smart glue' could someday be used to build tissues, organs

DNA molecules provide the source code for life in humans plants animals and some microbes But now researchers report an initial study showing that the strands can also act as a glue to hold together ... - Read More

Breakthrough simplifies design of gels for food, cosmetics and biomedicine

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde and City University of New York have created methods that dramatically simplify the discovery of biological gels for food cosmetics and biomedicine as published in the journal Nature Chemistry ... - Read More

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

has been working to produce precise chemically defined surfaces on which to grow stem cells “A cell will react differently if it lands near soft tissue like the brain ” To fully explore the idea ... - Read More

New method of wormlike motion lets gels wiggle through water

Next time you spot an earthworm sliding through fresh dirt take a closer look What you're seeing is an organic movement called peristaltic locomotion that has been meticulously refined by nature Jarod Gregory an undergraduate ... - Read More

Building Heart Tissue That Beats

is an organ transplant But there are far more patients on waitlists for a transplant than there are donated hearts Even if a patient receives a new heart complications can arise The ideal solution would ... - Read More

Bioinspired, sponge-like shrinking gel steers tooth, tissue formation

A bit of pressure from a new shrinking sponge like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth The bioinspired gel material ... - Read More

Revolutionary method for gluing gels and biological tissues

Gels, biological
Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy to use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues A team headed by Ludwik Leibler involving researchers from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie CNRS ESPCI ParisTech ... - Read More

Optimizing carbon nanotube arrays for use in hot spots

Arrays, Carbon nanotube
Experimental evidence and computer simulations suggest how to grow structures with the best trade offs between three desired characteristics strength flexibility and the ability to dissipate heat When engineers design devices they must often join ... - Read More

Polymer gel, heal thyself: Engineering team proposes new composites that can regenerate when damaged

Composites, Gel, Engineering, Polymer
When a chair leg breaks or a cell phone shatters either must be repaired or replaced But what if these materials could be programmed to regenerate themselves replenishing the damaged or missing components and thereby ... - Read More

New materials with potential biomedical applications

Bisphosphonates are a group of compounds that have become well known and are extensively used as drugs for treating bone related diseases such as osteoporosis New uses for bisphosphonates were discovered as their ability to ... - Read More

Biochar quiets microbes, including some plant pathogens

Plant, plant
In the first study of its kind Rice University scientists have used synthetic biology to study how a popular soil amendment called biochar can interfere with the chemical signals that some microbes use to communicate ... - Read More

Algae and bacteria in sea ice are important for the carbon budgets of frozen oceans

sea, Ice, Oceans
Underneath the pristine snow cover of the Arctic and Antarctic pack ice there is a community of microscopic algae and bacteria that thrive within the ice itself These ice organisms are adapted to growing on ... - Read More

Programmable glue made of DNA directs tiny gel bricks to self-assemble

Gel
A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has found a way to self assemble complex structures out of bricks smaller than a grain of salt The self ... - Read More
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