Scientific Reports is an online open access scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group, covering all areas of the natural sciences. According to the press release, it is a journal conceptually similar to PLoS ONE.
Researchers develop a new family of bioinspired antibiotic compounds
A group of researchers, led by Francesc Rabanal, professor in the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Barcelona (UB), has published the first results of a study of a new antibacterial compound based on natural ...
Scientists are developing new sample holders for tiny microcrystals
Researchers of DESY, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland and the Diamond Light Source in Great Britain have developed a new type of sample holder for so-called serial protein crystallography. The holder consists ...
High-Tc superconductivity found under high pressure
Drastic enhancement of superconducting transition temperature (Tc) can be induced by placing materials under high pressure, state Yoshihiro Kubozono and his team at Okayama University.
Scale-free networking gives humans a competitive edge
Humans arrange themselves into scale-free networks to give themselves a competitive edge according to research published this month in Nature's Scientific Reports. The work conducted by University of Sydney researchers expands ...
The media is the message: How stem cells grow depends on what they grow up in
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) possess the ability to grow into almost any kind of cell, which has made them dynamic tools for studying early human development and disease, but much depends upon what they grow up in.
Attack on classical cryptography system raises security questions
'Zombie' bacteria found able to kill other bacteria
Pinholes be gone
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have eliminated problematic pinholes in the top layer of next-generation solar cells in development. At the same time, they have significantly ...
Study proposes new way to measure superconducting fluctuations
A study published last month by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory provides theoretical evidence for a new effect that may lead to a way of measuring the exact temperature at which ...
Sediment makes it harder for baby Nemo to breathe easy
Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University have discovered that suspended sediment damages fish gills and can increase the rate of disease in fish.