Research Highlights

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Aug 18, 2017
Mapping disease genes to immune cells
Gene variants tied to rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases can now be traced to particular faulty immune cells
Aug 10, 2017
The mast-er of worm defense
Mast cells in the gut help fight off parasitic worms in the early stages of infection
Aug 04, 2017
An uneven resistance
Superconducting molybdenum disulfide exhibits a huge enhancement in the variability of resistance with field direction
Aug 04, 2017
How an embryo stops being an egg
‘Eggness’ genes get switched off in early development
Jul 28, 2017
Building a virtual organelle
Computer simulations expose the mechanisms underlying the disassembly and reassembly of a complex cellular organelle
Jul 28, 2017
Scientists map nickel-based catalyst’s electrons and reveal acid–base action
Crystallographers and synthetic chemists collaborate to reveal how a common nickel catalyst acts to assemble molecules
Jul 21, 2017
Making do with less
Fewer components are needed for chromosome assembly during cell division than previously supposed
Jul 21, 2017
Flaws in zinc oxide films add magnetic twist
Why does a non-magnetic material cause electrons to behave like they are interacting with a magnet?
Jul 14, 2017
Physicists solve ETH Zurich quantum point contact mystery
Near superfluid conditions prompt atoms to form pairs to pass through a narrow gate, finds a new mathematical analysis
Jul 07, 2017
Untangling depression in Huntington’s disease
New research implicates clumps of insoluble, misfolded proteins in the development of mental illness
Jun 30, 2017
A golden opportunity for drug targeting
Tissue-targeting gold complexes could be used to activate drugs only at specific sites in the body
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