Biomacromolecules is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published since 2000 by the American Chemical Society. Biomacromolecules is currently indexed in Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), SCOPUS, EBSCOhost, British Library, PubMed, Ovid, Web of Science, and SwetsWise. As of 2010, the editor in chief is Ann-Christine Albertsson. According to the 2010 Journal Citation Reports, the journal s impact factor is 5.325.
Unraveling the secret of silk that's more alive than dead
Hannes Schniepp and Sean Koebley talk about silk as being either alive or dead.
Nanoparticles could boost effectiveness and reduce side effects of allergy shots
Whether triggered by cats, bees, pollen or mites, allergies are on the rise. And the bad news doesn't stop there. The only current therapy that treats their causes is allergen-specific immunotherapy—or allergy shots—which ...
Learning from nature's silky skills
Why have we never been able to manufacture fibers as strong and tough as the silks spun by silkworms and spiders?
Yarn from slaughterhouse waste
ETH researchers have developed a yarn from ordinary gelatine that has good qualities similar to those of merino wool fibers. Now they are working on making the yarn even more water resistant.
Making clothes out of gelatin could reduce agricultural waste
From gummy bears to silky mousses, gelatin is essential for making some of our favorite sweets. Now scientists are exploring another use for the common food ingredient: spinning it into yarn so it can be made into clothing. ...
Toward a safe antiobesity drug that could block fat absorption
To help address the global obesity epidemic, scientists are developing a new class of compounds called "micelle sequestrant polymers," or MSPs, that could prevent fat particles from getting absorbed in the body and thus potentially ...
Scientists mark 'watershed' breakthrough in synthetic spider silk production
Synthetic spider silk holds promise as a leading biomaterial of the future with its unrivaled combination of strength and elasticity. Utah State University researchers, guided by USTAR Biology Professor Randy Lewis, have ...
Cotton fibres instead of carbon nanotubes
Plant-based cellulose nanofibres do not pose a short-term health risk, especially short fibres, shows a study conducted in the context of National Research Programme "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials" (NRP 64). But ...
A hydrogel that knows when to go (w/ Video)
Rice University bioengineers have created a hydrogel that instantly turns from liquid to semisolid at close to body temperature – and then degrades at precisely the right pace.
Researchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber
Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have ...