News - 22 Oct 2020
Chameleons are well known for their abilities to change colors to camouflage themselves, communicate, and control their temperature.
Drawing inspiration from chameleon skin, researchers have...
News - 19 Aug 2020
In recent years, a non-invasive biopsy method called liquid biopsy has shown promise as a potential alternative to tissue biopsy, currently the gold standard in cancer detection and diagnosis.
News - 13 Mar 2020
Removing antibiotic-resistant bacteria from wastewater is not enough to eliminate the risks posed by these organisms to society. These bacteria leave behind bits that had to be destroyed as well.
News - 28 Mar 2017
Macromolecules regularly fold and unfold themselves inside cells. The functions of these macromolecules can be determined by their various three-dimensional structures. Having an in-depth...
News - 21 Jun 2016
DNA molecules don’t just code our genetic instructions. They can also conduct electricity and self-assemble into well-defined shapes, making them potential candidates for building low-cost...
News - 18 Jan 2016
An innovative method for fast and precise gene sequencing has been proposed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The new simulated concept involves...
News - 29 Jul 2015
Nearly four billion years ago, the earliest precursors of life on Earth emerged. First small, simple molecules, or monomers, banded together to form larger, more complex molecules, or polymers. Then...
News - 21 Jul 2015
DNA, the molecular foundation of life, has new tricks up its sleeve. The four bases from which it is composed snap together like jigsaw pieces and can be artificially manipulated to construct...
News - 15 Apr 2015
Electrical charges not only move through wires, they also travel along lengths of DNA, the molecule of life. The property is known as charge transport.
In a new study appearing in the journal...
News - 1 Apr 2015
An unusual and very exciting form of carbon - that can be created by drawing on paper- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionise medical...