Research team uses melanin to make biodegradable battery anode
New superconductor theory may revolutionize electrical engineering
(Phys.org) —High-temperature superconductors exhibit a frustratingly varied catalog of odd behavior, such as electrons that arrange themselves into stripes or refuse to arrange themselves symmetrically ...
New sensor tracks zinc in cells, could be exploited for early diagnosis of prostate cancer
Zinc, an essential nutrient, is found in every tissue in the body. The vast majority of the metal ion is tightly bound to proteins, helping them to perform biological reactions. Tiny amounts of zinc, however, ...
Two for the price of one: Single-molecule microscopy simultaneously monitors protein structure and function
Quality of biodiversity, not just quantity, is key
For years, scientists have believed that preserving more species, no matter which ones, is a key component to enhancing how well an ecosystem performs.
Proteins' passing phases revealed
A new method to identify previously hidden details about the structures of proteins may speed the process of novel drug design, according to scientists at Rice University.