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The chiton mollusk, which is about 1 to 2 inches long, has a series of eight large plates and is ringed by a girdle of smaller, more flexible scales. The mollusk is the inspiration behind a 3D printed armor. CREDIT Virginia Tech

Chiton mollusk provides model for new armor design

10 Dec 2019 Nature Communications

Precise action anti-cancer drugs in the cell clarified

Watching a drug in action.

10 Dec 2019 Nature Materials

Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors one step closer thanks to new bonding method

Imperial College London bioengineers have found a way to create stretchy and squeezy soft sensing devices by bonding rubber to electrical components.

10 Dec 2019 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Storing data in everyday objects

Researchers at ETH Zurich have now collaborated with an Israeli scientist to develop a means of storing extensive information in almost any object.

9 Dec 2019 Nature Biotechnology

Jelly invention can heal itself like human skin

Scientists have invented a new jelly material that mimics biological matter such as skin, ligaments and bone, and which is very strong, self-healing and able to change shape.

8 Dec 2019 Advanced Materials

Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells

Many academic and commercial scientists have long sought better transit systems for therapies.

6 Dec 2019 Science Advances

Healing power of honey

How a Manuka honey 'sandwich' could be the key to fighting infections.

4 Dec 2019 Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Hiring antibodies as nanotechnology builders

Nanotechnology enables the design and fabrication of molecular structures of nanoscale dimensions that hold a great potential for several applications in the near future, including biomedicine.

3 Dec 2019 Nature Communications

Through the eyes of animals

Most animals have completely different visual systems to humans, so - for many species - it is unclear how they see complex visual information or colour patterns in nature, and how this drives their behaviour.

3 Dec 2019 Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Scientists build a ‘Hubble Space Telescope’ to study the evolution of life through genome sequences

Sequencing the genome of life on Earth can unlock previously unknown secrets that yield fresh insights into the evolution of life, while bringing new foods, drugs and materials that pinpoint strategies for saving species at risk of extinction.

2 Dec 2019 Nature Biotechnology

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