Research Highlights

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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
Feb 22, 2019
Simulations reveal the mechanics of early eye formation in a dish
A computer model could help to advance regenerative therapies for retinal disease
Feb 22, 2019
Machine learning algorithms could offer a glimpse into the heart of the proton
A computer algorithm that learns as it goes could hold the key to discovering what happens inside protons and neutrons
Feb 15, 2019
Hybrid vesicles of lipids and peptides release drug payload on warming
Hybrid vesicles bring together the properties of peptides and lipids to enhance their ability to release drugs in a controlled manner
Jan 25, 2019
Parental stress affects offspring’s chromosomes
The physiological effects of stress on male mice promotes chromosomal shortening, normally associated with early aging, in their offspring
Jan 18, 2019
Photoreactions activate magnetic nanoswitches
Light induces photoreactions that activate the switch of the magnetic orientation of 2D materials dispersed in water
Jan 18, 2019
Hair follicle stem cells secrete protein that controls the skin’s sense of touch
An extracellular matrix protein secreted by hair follicle stem cells controls the tactile sensation of the skin
Jan 11, 2019
Two inhibitory molecules ensure that cells move full steam ahead
Cells move in a single direction due to two mutually inhibiting molecules on their surfaces
Jan 11, 2019
High magnetic field induces liquid-to-solid phase change in two-dimensional electron system
Electrons in a zinc oxide system go from a liquid to a solid on increasing the magnetic field
Dec 28, 2018
Rapid cooling reveals superpowers
Rapid electrical cooling bypasses other states and turns on a superconducting state in materials that were previously not superconductors
Dec 21, 2018
Extra genetic letters cause target DNA to light up
A novel test detects pathogens or other target organisms by lighting up their DNA using an expanded genetic alphabet
Dec 21, 2018
Microtubule and kinesin interactions send cellular cargo to the right destination
The molecular mechanism that ensures cellular cargo is transported along the right track has been identified
Dec 07, 2018
Molecules identified in a mushroom include one with anticancer and antimalarial activity
Molecules in a mushroom could lead to new antimalarial and anticancer drugs
Dec 07, 2018
Cryo-electron microscopy shows how stabilizing proteins bind to microtubules
Flash freezing a shape-shifting protein reveals details about its role in intracellular transportation and the maintenance of cell shape
Nov 30, 2018
Probing structural changes in electroactive self-assembled monolayers
A powerful method is demonstrated for analyzing the electrochemically induced electronic-state and structural changes that occur in an iron-tipped self-assembled monolayer