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Efficiently smuggling drugs into cells

A new, patented method called Progressive Mechanoporation makes it possible to mechanically disrupt the membranes of cells for a short time period and let drugs or genes inside cells. In this way, researchers can test new therapies more easily than before.

May 12th, 2021

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Enzyme system for the hydrogen industry

An enzyme could make a dream come true for the energy industry: It can efficiently produce hydrogen using electricity and can also generate electricity from hydrogen. The enzyme is protected by embedding it in a polymer.

May 12th, 2021

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Lighting up biology from within

Researchers have created a low-cost, portable device that can apply non-invasive bioluminescent imaging technology to many uses in animals, humans.

May 11th, 2021

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Materials research says yes to wood

Scientists develop green alternatives to fossil raw materials. Bio-based materials are expected to reduce pollution and drive the shift to a more sustainable economy.

May 10th, 2021

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Bioactive paper coatings to replace plastic for packaging foods

Researchers have developed an eco-friendly coating for paper packaging. With this, not only is plastic saved, but the coating of plant-based proteins and waxes also extends the shelf life of the food. After use, the packaging can be placed in the waste paper recycling bin for disposal.

May 3rd, 2021

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New synthetic biology research manipulates micro-compartments in cells

In a new study, researchers controlled protein assembly and built these micro-compartments into different shapes and sizes, including long tubes and polyhedrons. Because this work illuminates how biological units, such as viruses and organelles, develop, it also could inform new ways to design medicine, synthetic cells and nano-reactors that are essential for nanotechnology.

Apr 28th, 2021

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