Research Highlights

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May 24, 2019
Superconductor films convert heat into electricity
Films of a superconductor show excellent thermoelectric properties at very low film thicknesses
May 17, 2019
Imaging of Golgi apparatus in yeast shows protein processing via conveyor belts
A powerful microscopy technique reveals that Golgi apparatus process proteins in a manner that resembles a conveyor belt
May 10, 2019
Describing the early Universe by simplifying complicated equations
An extension to a powerful mathematical technique makes it applicable to a broader range of physical and biological systems
Apr 26, 2019
New optical scheme produces energetically narrower x-ray beams
An optical scheme that sharpens the spread of photon energies of x-ray beams promises to increase both the number and type of experiments that can be performed
Apr 19, 2019
A smaller spin system yields its phase diagram
‘Compactifying’ a system allows theorists to calculate its phase diagram
Apr 19, 2019
Adaptor protein inhibits T-cell activation
In a surprise finding, a versatile protein has been shown to inhibit the activation of immune cells
Apr 19, 2019
Laser intensity fine-tuned to boost atomic clock’s precision
A lattice of strontium atoms could ‘tick’ with unprecedented accuracy
Apr 12, 2019
Baffled physicists label gamma-ray measurements of super-heavy magnesium “a mystery”
Measurements of neutron-rich magnesium nuclei leave theorists scratching their heads
Apr 12, 2019
Elongation factors smooth transcription in the nucleosome
The smooth copying of genetic information in cells is facilitated by two protein factors that act as bearings against chromatin structures
Apr 05, 2019
Mapping RNA on a single-cell level
A new analytic method can now comprehensively profile RNA transcripts at single-cell resolution
Mar 29, 2019
Trapping a single antiproton enables highly precise measurement of its magnetic properties
A highly sensitive trap enables the magnetic properties of antimatter to be measured thousands of times more precisely than previously
Mar 29, 2019
Waveforms reveal how circadian rhythms remain stable under changing temperature
A model uncovers the mechanism that keeps circadian clocks stable when the temperature increases
Mar 22, 2019
Combining two spectroscopy techniques reveals how single cells respond to new drugs
A new method for measuring the responses of single cells to experimental drugs could help boost the success rate of human clinical trials
Mar 22, 2019
Five-minute probe improves breast-conserving surgery
A minor misunderstanding led to a fluorescent probe for tissue samples that rapidly shows breast-cancer surgeons where to cut
Mar 15, 2019
Protein sustains immune cells involved in allergic reactions
Studies in mice reveal a mechanism that can ‘exhaust’ an immune cell involved in allergies
Mar 15, 2019
A neural network model partly explains how we store and recollect memories
A neural network model could provide a better understanding of how human memory works
Mar 08, 2019
Natural plant defense could lead to new personalized cancer therapy
Insights into the structure of an anti-cancer drug compound made by the Chinese perfume tree could lead to new precision therapeutics
Mar 08, 2019
Uncovering how tumors enlist support from the surrounding microenvironment
Screening a massive chemical library has uncovered a potential mechanism by which cancer cells may recruit other cells to promote the growth of a tumor
Mar 01, 2019
Mass spectrometry tracks tiny amounts of sulfur in Antarctic ice cores
An advanced isotope-measuring system can reveal insights about past environments in shorter time frames
Mar 01, 2019
Computer simulation probes origins of type Ia supernovae
A pair of white dwarf stars creates a distinctive signature of elements when one of them explodes