Recreating the bead-like structure of seal whiskers grants scientists insight into new underwater technologies.
Scientists create cyborg bacteria
Incorporating polymer skeletons inside bacteria stops them from replicating and results in cyborg cells that are half living, half artificial.
Heart attack treatment uses reprogrammed cells
Scientists explore whether macrophages — key players in trauma repair — can sense and respond to damage caused by a heart attack.
What shapes the lung microbiome?
It is generally accepted that a community of beneficial bacteria make up the lung microbiome, but their origin and formation have remained unclear — until now.
Blood-curdling inspiration for mixed-size porous materials
Blood coagulation is a common but delicate physiological behavior and is inspiring new porous materials.
Molecular dye plays “tag” with chemotherapy drugs
A new hydrogel platform helps monitor chemotherapies in the body in real-time, allowing their side effects and potency to be better understood.
Tiny, anti-inflammatory nanomotors to treat rheumatoid arthritis
Chemically driven nanomotors may help resolve chronic inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Biobots made from roundworms
Scientists are turning to C. elegans for biobot designs, guiding their movement through reconfigurable microtopographies.
Leveraging our gut bacteria to treat depression
An extensive database will help scientists better understand the link between our gut microbiota and depression to inform new, tailored therapies.
Finally, an anti-fizzing paper straw that doesn’t get soggy
Soggy, limp paper straws have for too long been the only option to minimize plastic waste, but a new, improved design will remedy this.