The creation of genetically modified and entirely synthetic organisms continues to generate excitement as well as worry.
Synthetic materials are convenient in many respects, but they have one disadvantage: they are permeable to gases. In order to make plastic more impervious, Ruhr-Universität engineers apply wafer-thin layers on surfaces. ...
If the new nano-machines built at The Ohio State University look familiar, it's because they were designed with full-size mechanical parts such as hinges and pistons in mind.
An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform.
(Phys.org)—A Yale University lab has crafted the first synthetic molecules that have both the targeting and response functions of antibodies.
Synthetic biologists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute are at Virginia Tech pioneering new ways to overcome old problems in imaging cells.
UCLA biochemists have created the largest-ever protein that self-assembles into a molecular "cage." The research could lead to synthetic vaccines that protect people from the flu, HIV and other diseases.
Bio-inspired bleeding control: Researchers synthesize platelet-like nanoparticles that can do more than clot blood
(Phys.org) —Stanching the free flow of blood from an injury remains a holy grail of clinical medicine. Controlling blood flow is a primary concern and first line of defense for patients and medical staff in many situations, ...
(Phys.org) —Genetically engineered microbes could help make manned missions to Mars, the moon and other planets more practical, according to a new analysis by UC Berkeley and NASA scientists.
(Phys.org) —What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, with potential ...