Stem-cell laden nanostructures prevented cell death while promoting growth and differentiation to help repair the spine following injury.
Facial mask used to improve solar cells quality
A new manufacturing technique to grow perovskite crystals for high-performance solar cells uses “face masks” to minimize imperfections.
Treating bone defects caused by osteoporosis with hydrogels
In the lab, a multi-functional hydrogel was shown to not only repair defects but also strengthen bone weakened by osteoporosis.
Algae-based microrobots fight cancer
Living microrobots made from algae were weaponized to help fight tumors by improving the effectiveness of cancer therapies.
Bone healing with self-aware implants
While radiographic imaging can evaluate bone healing post surgery, a smart, self-aware implant could eliminate unnecessary exposure to radiation.
Are biohybrid electronics the future?
A new device setup enables an interface between biomolecules and electronic materials for biohybrid electronics.
Artificial heart valves that evolve into a patient’s own tissue
To avoid the need for repeated surgery, scientists are developing durable artificial heart valves from regenerated tissue.
Smart threads make for dexterous catheters
A flexible magnetic catheter made from “smart threads” will help make surgeries less invasive, safer, and easier to perform.
Science in pictures
From boosterless vaccine platforms to goopy 2D inks and color-changing crystals, here are some of the most striking images collected from our journals.
Self-repairing electronics on the horizon
Through a happy accident, researchers have identified a new self-repairing electronic material that could make sci-fi dreams a reality.