Engineered tissue mimics the contractions of the small intestine to break down artificial materials simulating partially digested food.
Hatice Mutlu: Circular chemistry through degradable, metamorphosing polymers
Chemist Hatice Mutlu applies zero-waste methods to create biodegradable polymers that can be used perpetually.
The complex path to the development of the infant microbiome
The infant microbiome can be built from a dizzying array of different sources.
Novel lung model to test drugs and understand infections
New lung model raises hopes for more realistic modeling of new drugs and therapies.
3D cell spheroid promotes spinal cord repair in mice
Stem-cell laden nanostructures prevented cell death while promoting growth and differentiation to help repair the spine following injury.
Uncovering hidden reserves of natural hydrogen
Recent discoveries have unearthed a bonanza of natural hydrogen in significantly larger quantities than was previously thought possible.
Influenza vaccine turns the virus on its head
To create a flu vaccine that doesn’t require annual tweaking, researchers develop a nanovaccine that uses an inverted hemagglutinin protein.
ChatGPT is making waves in the scientific literature
Crediting ChatGPT as an author on scientific papers has sparked debate around the role it should play in the scientific literature.
Uncovering a new language in the brain
A group of brain cells called astrocytes might be involved in how information is conveyed within the brain’s neural networks.
Ancient Egyptian embalmers were savvy chemists
A discovered embalming workshop reveals new details about mummification practices and hints that ancient Egyptians engaged in global trade.