Micromachines that can swim through the bloodstream could be a powerful tool to deliver essential medicine. But why design synthetic micromotors when one already exists in biology?
As infectious bacteria get more sophisticated in their survival strategies, it’s time our countermeasures did too.
The COVID-19 pandemic is consuming our news feed at the moment – while you’re self-isolating read about some of the great science research going on to combat our newest virus.
The development of chemotherapy revolutionised the treatment of cancer in the 20th century, however, side effects have remained problematic. Immunotherapy, using the body’s natural immune system to fight cancer, may be a safer and more effective alternative.
Some materials expand when pressure is applied. A new member of this class of materials does so to an unprecedented extent, taking advantage of 3D rather than 2D design.
Scientists craft a “greener,” copper-iodide-based ink with amazingly efficient photoluminescent properties
Diabetes Mellitus affects 8.5% of the world adult population and tackling it requires systematic dosing. Researchers have developed a unique NP that can substantially decrease the dosage of insulin and increase patient compliance.
Thermochemical degradation of plant matter can create a great plant fertilizer called hydrochar. But what effect does this hydrochar have on the soil ecosystem?
The smaller the robot, the harder it is to carry a fuel source around. That’s where these metal-air scavengers come in. Powered by oxidizing a metal surface, they could be a useful power source for the tiny robots of the future.
Archaeologists in Herculaneum, in the south of Italy, discovered a black, glassy material that turned out to be… a human brain.
The first complete iodine measurements in the middle atmosphere detected higher levels than expected.
Ever wondered how scientists know what is going on inside a cell, or how you could design a chemical probe to tell you more? There’s a lot of things to consider, find out more here.
The current Australian bushfire season has been worse than any seen before. The causes are complex, but chemistry can be used to help fight the disaster.
Graphene’s amazing properties make it one of the most popular new materials in recent years. But what if we could improve it with an unlikely additive?
Nanoscale materials are highly promising for efficiently catalyzing chemical reactions, but figuring out where impurities are in these tiny materials is often challenging. New research applies atom probe tomography to map impurities in 2D nanosheets.
Single-use plastics continue to pile up in the oceans, where they can last thousands of years and have huge impacts on marine ecosystems. Now, researchers from Italy have developed a plastic made from wood that breaks down in seawater.
Nanocomposites bring together the fields of polymers and nanoparticles. A new technique to synthesize them gives researchers more control over their formation
Researchers have combined biological with inorganic nanoparticles to introduce a new flexible electronic ink using cooperative “buckling” effects.
Molecules that target specific aspects of cancer biology are of great interest due to the improved efficacy and reduced side effects for patients relative to chemotherapy. Scientists have identified many compounds that can selectively kill cancer cells, but it is not yet understood how most of them work. Here, Madhusudhan and coauthors have used chemical probes and mass spectrometry to identify the targets of potential new targeted lung cancer therapies against a protein complex in the mitochondria. This complex currently has no approved targeted therapies against it, making it an exciting prospect for a whole new class of anticancer agents.
Could vanillin, the flavoring molecule extracted from vanilla bean, increase our body’s ability to absorb ingested drugs?
A new study describes a semiconductor that is stretchable and degrades completely in acid – which can be used in next-generation electronics.