Scientists have shown that a process known as oxidative stress is at work during encounters between certain nanoparticles and immune cells, selectively modifying proteins on macrophages, a type of immune cell.
Scientists have proposed the first scheme to use electromechanical oscillators and superconducting circuits to teleport the internal quantum state (memory) and center-of-mass motion state of a microorganism.
In order to get a little closer towards unravelling the mystery of cell adhesion, chemists developed a model system where they are able to control when and where cells adhere to in an extremely precise way.
A nature-inspired method to model the reflection of light from the skin of silvery fish and other organisms may be possible. Such a technique may be applicable to developing better broadband reflectors and custom multi-spectral filters for a wide variety of applications.
An international group of researchers shed light on oxygen's role in enhancing red LEDs and reported that the quantity and location of oxygen in gallium nitride (GaN) can be fine-tuned to improve the optical performance of europium-doped GaN devices.
Scientists have developed a new approach in enhancing catalytic performance. They report functionalised, self-assembled nanospheres that enable highly efficient catalytic conversion by acting as 'nanocentrators'.
A technique that combines the ultrasensitivity of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with a slippery surface will make it feasible to detect single molecules of a number of chemical and biological species from gaseous, liquid or solid samples. This combination of slippery surface and laser-based spectroscopy will open new applications in analytical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, environmental monitoring and national security.