Lisa Wylie

Nanophobic or Nanophilic?

Carbon nanotubes have the potential to unlock effective treatments for that most delicate of systems – the mammalian central nervous system. But conflicting studies and reports on potential toxicity underline the need for careful, standardized, and thorough research protocols.

Superbug-Resistant Bandages

Superbug-Resistant Bandages

With secondary infections from drug-resistant bacteria a real concern in hospitals worldwide, MIT scientist report a breakthrough that might be able to effect both prevention and cure.

How Big an Impact?

As Impact Factor fever sweeps the academic world, we take a closer look at Impact Factors in general, and the performance of Advanced Materials in Impact Factor 2009. No vuvuzelas or video technology allowed…