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Medication you can wear

Novel polymer fibers can be equipped with drugs. The smart fibers recognize the need for therapy all by themselves and dose the active ingredients with precision and accuracy.

Oct 11th, 2018

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Heusler, Weyl and Berry

A new review paper about magnetic topological materials in the family of Heusler compounds explains the connection between topology, symmetry and magnetism at a level suitable for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry and materials science with a basic knowledge of condensed matter physics.

Oct 10th, 2018

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Unzip, turn around, rezip

Scientists have long known that double-stranded DNA can be unwound into single-stranded DNA by molecular motor proteins called helicases, just like pulling a zipper. But researchers have discovered that the same machinery, after changing its shape, can also put the unwound DNA back together into double-stranded DNA.

Oct 9th, 2018

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