Research Highlights

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Jun 10, 2017
A skyrmion square dance
Applying a magnetic field can switch a grid of magnetic vortices between triangular and square arrangements
Jun 09, 2017
The nuclear transport option
The identification of substances entering the nuclei of human cells reveals that import molecules have distinct biological roles
Jun 02, 2017
Lasers pick up good vibrations
The changes to the structure of a light-sensing protein have been tracked over incredibly short time scales
May 26, 2017
Natural born cancer killers
A better understanding of how natural killer T cells that prevent tumors develop could lead to more effective treatment
May 19, 2017
Making stepping stones to drugs
A mild method has been developed for converting common starting materials into highly useful intermediate compounds
May 12, 2017
The particle physics mixer
The process by which an exotic particle is briefly created in particle colliders has been uncovered
Apr 28, 2017
How DNA traffic jams cause cell differences
A study of identical bacterial cells reveals that congestion on the DNA molecule is responsible for differences between them
Apr 28, 2017
Interfering with graphene
Characteristic patterns formed by carbon sheets on metal foil can reveal sources of strain
Apr 21, 2017
A more fundamental approach to correlation
A method for calculating physical effects in materials with strong interactions between their electrons holds promise for analyzing these intriguing materials
Apr 21, 2017
To B or not to B
Epigenetic mechanisms help determine whether immune precursors become T-cells or B-cells
Apr 14, 2017
Smaller is better for water-splitting catalyst
Experiments reveal how manganese oxide nanoparticles can mimic water-splitting biological complexes
Apr 14, 2017
Putting a block on dot-to-dot
Optimizing the tunneling of electrons between nanoscale electronic structures could aid the development of quantum computers
Apr 07, 2017
Binary star caught in violent cycle
Massive gouts of x-rays may arise from an unusual conjunction between a neutron star and the disk of matter around its companion
Apr 07, 2017
Helping plants avoid the blues
A synthetic chemical is found to blind plants to blue light
Mar 31, 2017
Protein study brings sweet success
A protein family that transports sugar to various parts of plants also ferry a vital plant hormone
Mar 24, 2017
Solving the case of the missing x-rays
A fierce wind obscures x-rays emitted from a disk of matter around a black hole
Mar 24, 2017
Plugging leaks in printable logic
Self-assembling thin films make it possible to produce flexible electronic devices using a single plastic transistor
Mar 17, 2017
How plants shoot back
Leaves, buds and other parts of a plant shoot regenerate after wounding, thanks to a key molecular pathway
Mar 10, 2017
Switching sites for robust reproduction
The SARS virus uses an unusual protein processing strategy in infected cells, which may offer a vulnerability that can be exploited by new drugs
Mar 10, 2017
Probing the stability of photosynthesis
Exploring ways to mimic photosynthesis could lead to sustainable fuels for the future