Research Highlights

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Sep 21, 2018
Signaling relays offer an efficient alternative for coordinating embryonic development
Recordings of developing fly embryos reveal a surprising ‘switch’-based signaling mechanism governs tissue formation
Sep 21, 2018
Ultrathin organic photodetectors put wearable diagnostics at one’s fingertips
A polymer that maintains its light-sensing capabilities while wrapped around a fingertip could be used in low-cost diagnostic devices that are comfortable to wear
Sep 14, 2018
Quantum behavior of magnetic excitations revealed in antiferromagnet
Scientists use theory and experiment to explore the balance between wave and particle characteristics of magnetic excitations
Sep 07, 2018
Sugar chain complexes affect cancer cell binding
A strategy for examining the effects of sugar chain clusters on different cell types could lead to more targeted delivery of drugs
Sep 07, 2018
100 genes linked to inflammatory bowel disease by post-GWAS method
A new technique for analyzing the genetics of diseases has enabled scientists to get closer to finding the genes responsible for inflammatory bowel disease
Aug 24, 2018
Protostars in a molecular cloud exhibit large diversity in organic compounds
A survey of a molecular cloud has found that the organic chemical makeup of protostars varies considerably
Aug 17, 2018
Ultrashort, intense laser pulses produced in the mid-infrared
Scientists have generated extremely short, high-power laser pulses at long wavelengths
Aug 03, 2018
Electrons in iron-based superconductors can pair up in two different ways
Evidence that electrons form pairs in two distinct ways in iron-based superconductors will help theorists unravel the mechanism of unconventional superconductivity
Jul 27, 2018
Carbon nanotubes on holey silicon make bright source of single photons
Carbon nanotubes coated onto a holey silicon substrate emit a superabundance of single particles of light
Jul 20, 2018
Using spin current to convert mechanical vibrations into electricity
A nanodevice that generates an electrical current from a spin current, which in turn is generated by mechanical oscillations, demonstrates the versatility of electron spin to convert between energy forms
Jul 20, 2018
Mechanism identified that stabilizes chromosome pairs during meiosis
Modification with a protein called SUMO helps maintain proper chromosomal organization in newly produced egg cells
Jul 06, 2018
A hexameric ion-channel complex revs up a bacterial engine
A bacterial engine turns on and off as the number of its protein units changes
Jul 06, 2018
Scanning tunneling microscopy reveals molecular dissociation induced by localized surface plasmons
Scanning tunneling microscopy observations of a single molecule provide new insights into photocatalytic reactions
Jul 06, 2018
Bringing fullerene closer to semiconducting polymer boosts the efficiency of organic solar cells
Fine-tuning the structures of polymers can maximize the light-conversion ability of organic solar-cell systems
Jun 29, 2018
A genome-wide knockout screen reveals genes needed for retroviral element silencing
Systematically knocking out genes from embryonic stem cells reveals which genes are needed for protecting against retroviral elements
Jun 29, 2018
Thin and flexible organic photovoltaic devices engineered to resist both mechanical and thermal stress
Advanced polymer design enables high-performance solar cells to be coated onto textiles
Jun 22, 2018
Lighting up the depths of the brain
By using special nanoparticles to convert infrared radiation into light deep inside the brain, neuroscientists can safely explore new areas
Jun 15, 2018
Radio telescopes reveal the cradle of a star cluster in the Orion A cloud
A cloud of dust and gas in the Orion constellation contains several dense regions that will collapse to ignite multiple stars
Jun 15, 2018
Regulation of circadian rhythms by a peripheral body clock
A peripheral part of the circadian system has been shown to influence the body clocks of mice
Jun 08, 2018
A nature-inspired electrocatalyst holds promise for denitrification
A catalyst with an unusual step-by-step mechanism could turn troublesome fertilizer runoff into harmless nitrogen gas