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Designing a tiny new tool to map and treat children's brain cancer

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Medulloblastoma is the most common cancerous brain tumor in children, and fighting it requires an approach that is delicate, durable, and direct. Now a group of researchers at UQ's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (A...

May 21, 2024

Powering wearable devices with high-performing carbon nanotube yarns

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With the growth of the Internet of Things, sustainable solutions for powering wireless sensors and devices are considered important. Thermoelectric generators, for example, which have the ability to convert waste heat into electricity, can offer a...

May 21, 2024

Scientists' new drug-delivery technology is possible breakthrough for multi-strain vaccines

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A new way to deliver drugs using a common protein could be used to develop mosaic vaccines, which are vaccines effective against multiple strains of a virus like COVID-19, among other medicines in a global first.

May 21, 2024

Shining a light on molecules: L-shaped metamaterials can control light direction

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Polarized light waves spin clockwise or counterclockwise as they travel, with one direction behaving differently than the other as it interacts with molecules. This directionality, called chirality or handedness, could provide a way to identify an...

May 21, 2024

Powering wearable devices with high-performing carbon nanotube yarns

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With the growth of the Internet of Things, sustainable solution for powering wireless sensors and devices are considered important. Thermoelectric generators, for example, which have the ability to convert waste heat into electricity can offer a s...

May 21, 2024

Printed organic transistors achieve record performance and 3D circuit density

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Organic semiconductors have long held promise for enabling deformable electronic devices that can be manufactured at low cost and high volumes using printing techniques. However, realizing this vision has been hampered by the relatively poor perfo...

May 21, 2024

Using hybrid nanotubes to enhance cancer treatment with intracellular protein delivery

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The intracellular delivery of proteins is an important technique for unveiling the cellular functions, protein complex structure, and therapeutics. However, conventional delivery methods have several limitations.

May 20, 2024

Method for producing sulfur compounds in cells shows promise for tissue repair

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Sulfur-based compounds produced in our bodies help fight inflammation and create new blood vessels, among other responsibilities, but the compounds are delicate and break down easily, making them difficult to study.

May 20, 2024

New method may facilitate the use of graphene nanoribbons in nanoelectronics

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An international collaborative study that features researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU), presented a new method for growing ultra-long and ultra-narrow strips of graphene (a derivative of graphite), which exhibit semiconducting properties th...

May 20, 2024

Study investigates enhancing superconductivity of graphene-calcium superconductors

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Superconductors are materials that can conduct electricity with zero resistance when they are cooled below a certain critical temperature. They have applications in several fields, including magnetic resonance imaging, particle accelerators, elect...

May 20, 2024

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