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A 'strand' of DNA as never before

In a carefully designed polymer, researchers have imprinted a sequence of a single strand of DNA. The resulting negative remained chemically active and was capable of binding the appropriate nucleobases forming a genetic code. The polymer matrix thus functioned exactly like a sequence of real DNA.

Posted: Jan 18th, 2017

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Nanofibres developed for healing bone fractures

In future, it may be possible to use nanofibres to improve the attachment of bone implants, or the fibres may be used directly to scaffold bone regeneration. This would aid the healing of fractures and may enable the care of osteoporosis.

Posted: Jan 18th, 2017

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Strength of hair inspires new materials for body armor

In a new study, researchers investigate why hair is incredibly strong and resistant to breaking. The findings could lead to the development of new materials for body armor and help cosmetic manufacturers create better hair care products.

Posted: Jan 18th, 2017

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