Protease inhibitors are a class of antiviral drugs that are commonly used to treat HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Scientists designed a new delivery system for these drugs that rid immune cells of HIV and kept the virus in check for long periods.
Scientists explored the fundamental physics of the world's best thermoelectric material - tin selenide - using neutron scattering and computer simulations. Their new understanding of the origin of atomic dynamics in this material may aid research in energy sustainability and enable the design of materials that efficiently convert heat into electricity.
A low-cost, high-speed method for printing graphene inks using a conventional roll-to-roll printing process, like that used to print newspapers and crisp packets, could open up a wide range of practical applications, including inexpensive printed electronics, intelligent packaging and disposable sensors.
Researchers have demonstrated a new hybrid system that is a promising candidate as a building block for quantum computation, showing a way to couple a natural phosphorus atom with an artificial atom called a quantum dot.