Postdoctoral associate Junwei Li, lead author of the study, holds an example of a capsule containing their enzyme. Credit: Image by Melanie Gonick/MIT MIT engineers devise a temporary film that could deliver drugs or aid in digestion and may help treat diabetes, infections, and other conditions. By making use of enzymes […]

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Ivannikov Institute for System Programming, and the Harvard Medical School-affiliated Schepens Eye Research Institute have developed a neural network capable of recognizing retinal tissues during the process of their differentiation in a dish. Unlike humans, the algorithm achieves this without the […]

A DLP-printed LCE concept device of a spinal cage with a porous lattice architecture. Biological tissues have evolved over millennia to be perfectly optimized for their specific functions. Take cartilage as an example. It’s a compliant, elastic tissue that’s soft enough to cushion joints, but strong enough to resist compression […]

Rhizobia (in blue) in the roots of a plant. The brown structures are plant proteins (colored electron microscope image). Credit: ETH Zurich / Anne-Greet Bittermann Plants need nitrogen in the form of ammonium if they are to grow. In the case of a great many cultivated plants, farmers are obliged […]

A cellular pathway in plants to sense danger signals and elicit a response. Credit: Tokyo University of Science Scientists uncover how oral secretions of the cotton leaf worm trigger defense responses in a plant. In nature, every species must be equipped with a strategy to be able to survive in […]

Made from curved gold-cysteine nanosheets that all twist in the same direction, the spiky nanoparticle achieved the highest complexity measured. It absorbs UV light and emits twisted light in the visible part of the spectrum. Credit: Wenfeng Jiang, Kotov Lab, University of Michigan Synthetic microparticles more intricate than some of […]