Making synthetic polymers inside cells

Intracellular polymerization could lead to long-lasting fluorescent cell-tracking probes

3 hours ago from CandEN

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From nata de coco to computer screens: Cellulose gets a chance to shine

A team at the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research at Osaka University has determined the optical parameters of cellulose molecules with unprecedented precision. They found that cellulose's ...

Fri 19 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Focus: Video—Tunable Origami

Author(s): David EhrensteinA folding pattern produces a metamaterial with properties that can be tuned over a wide range.[Physics 12, 44] Published Fri Apr 19, 2019

Fri 19 Apr 19 from APS Physics

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Hoard of more than 550 rare gold and silver 14th century coins are worth an estimated £150,000

A gold and silver coins hoard was found by four treasure hunters with a metal detector in a field in Buckinghamshire and includes 12 rare full gold coins from the time of the Black Death.

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Daily Mail

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Sweat-collecting bandage could replace blood sampling

Nobody likes having blood samples taken, which is why we've seen a number of devices that gather sweat from the skin and then analyze it. An inexpensive new bandage-like biosensor simplifies ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Gizmag

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Multistep self-assembly opens door to new reconfigurable materials

Self-assembling synthetic materials come together when tiny, uniform building blocks interact and form a structure. However, nature lets materials like proteins of varying size and shape assemble, ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Light and peptides: New method diversifies natural building blocks of life

Discovering new biological targets is a critical part of our ongoing battle against diseases. Over the years, scientists have made impressive progress towards the understanding of biological ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Investigators explore temperature-triggered devices for gastrointestinal therapies

Gastrointestinal devices such as stents, endoscopic tubes, balloons and drug delivery systems can help clinicians treat patients with a range of conditions. But currently available methods for ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Medical Xpress

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Viper story relies on angles and tips

Snake fang sharpness involves exquisite geometry. Nick Carne reports.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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In vivo super-resolution photoacoustic computed tomography by localization of single dyed droplets

Photoacoustic computed tomography (PACT) is a non-invasive hybrid imaging technique that excites biological tissues with light and detects the subsequently generated ultrasound to form images. ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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