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Inspired by cartilage

The clever addition of lipids to water-based hydrogels makes them excellent lubricants for biomedical uses.

Mar 23rd, 2021

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Mystery protein helps COVID-19 avoid immunity

A team of HIV researchers, cellular biologists, and biophysicists banded together to determine the atomic structure of a certain protein thought to help SARS?CoV?2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID?19) evade and dampen the response from human immune cells.

Mar 23rd, 2021

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Novel synthetic membranes speed proton transport

In a quest to mimic the biological membranes, a team of scientists developed a materials design approach for a functional polymer by using a set of monomers that can be grouped in different ways to achieve the desired functionality.

Mar 12th, 2021

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Super-resolution RNA imaging in live cells

To achieve a more detailed understanding of the precise functions RNA performs, researchers have devised a new fluorescence imaging method which enables live-cell RNA imaging with unprecedented resolution.

Feb 25th, 2021

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