Research Highlights

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Oct 13, 2017
Jupiter’s volcano-powered auroral lights
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has helped explain how volcanoes on the moon Io spew particles that are flung out by Jupiter’s magnetic field, before rebounding back. A high-speed atmospheric encounter on the return leg creates the Red Giant’s once mysterious transient auroras.
Oct 13, 2017
Spectroscopy gets to the point
A sharp metallic tip enables absorption spectroscopy with unprecedented spatial resolution and sensitivity
Oct 06, 2017
A smarter way to screen molecular libraries
Large-scale screening of mutant yeast strains allows researchers to home in on and assign functions to biologically active chemical compounds
Sep 29, 2017
Polarized polymer becomes a team player
Rare-earth metal catalyst produces a functional polymer that could find use in high-performance composite materials
Sep 22, 2017
Watching enzymes inhale
X-ray laser pulses track the motions of a cellular respiration enzyme on a nanosecond scale
Sep 22, 2017
Useful new supramolecular polymer responds to heat and alcohol
An intriguing new plastic that forms by either cooling or heating its components in alcohol promises numerous applications
Sep 15, 2017
Innovative electronics feels like a second skin
Sensors made from stretchable nanomeshes allow patients’ skin to breathe naturally while continuously monitoring their health
Sep 15, 2017
Measuring morphogenesis of organs
A new statistical-based method provides insight into how developing organs morph into their mature shapes
Sep 08, 2017
Labeled propargyl esters promise to help diagnose and treat tumors
A selective chemical reaction that spotlights cancer cells could also facilitate precisely targeted treatments
Sep 01, 2017
The bigger they are, the more mistakes they make
The large size of mouse oocytes is shown to create errors when chromosomes divide between daughter cells
Aug 25, 2017
E. coli tripeptide production model reveals surprising complexity
The incredible complexity of a single-celled organism is revealed by a computer model of protein production
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