Research Highlights

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Jul 19, 2019
Spin fluctuations simpler than currents, researchers argue
A theoretical study shows that spintronic equations are vastly simplified by looking at spin density fluctuations rather spin currents
Jul 12, 2019
Using the RIKEN click reaction to weaponize antibodies against cancer
A simple reaction can be used to prime an antibody with a radioactive element that enables it to destroy cancer cells
Jul 05, 2019
Analyzing chromatin structure in more detail than ever before
The ability to explore the genome on a sub-nucleosome level promises to lead to new discoveries about how chromatin structure is linked to epigenetics
Jul 05, 2019
Neural processes involved in social value conversion in the human brain discovered
The three neural processes by which the brain incorporates benefit to others into decision making have been uncovered
Jun 21, 2019
New method allows the spin of a quantum dot to be measured without changing it
Accurate quantum computing is closer to reality, thanks to quantum non-demolition measurements
Jun 21, 2019
Now polymers can self-heal, even when wet
New spontaneously self-healing polymers don’t mind a bit of wetness, and they may be useful in everything from dentistry to liquid crystal display (LCD) screens
Jun 07, 2019
Manganese water-splitting catalyst shows promise for future hydrogen economy
The discovery of an Earth-abundant catalyst promises to make the production of hydrogen fuel more feasible
May 31, 2019
Crystals could make data storage more energy efficient
Crystals with special magnetic and electrical properties could help reduce the power consumed by memory storage devices
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