Scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures for the targeted delivery of biomolecules such as genes straight to patient cells. These magnetically guided nanostructures could enable gene therapies that are safer, faster and more cost-effective.
In a step toward accelerating the production of new gene therapies, scientists report that they have developed remote-controlled, needle-like nanospears capable of piercing membrane walls and delivering DNA into selected cells.
Their unprecedented internal surface areas and easy chemical tunability allow MOFs to 'pull' water vapor and other gases from air. These same features make them promising materials also for selectively removing heavy metals from water.
Digital memory and security could be transformed according to new research, which has for the first time showed that antiferromagnets can be easily controlled and read by switching the direction of ordinary electrical currents at super-fast speed.