A simple, low cost technique that uses common materials could lead to significantly cheaper solar cells
Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
A popular diabetes drug could one day be used to treat malignant tumors
Journal of Hepatology
The effect of gut bacteria on specific immune cells is behind persistent liver inflammation in chronic viral hepatitis
Molecular simulations reveal why certain cancer therapeutics may bind — or fail to bind — to mutant proteins
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine
Arrays of tiny, rigid, and sharp pillars mimic natural antimicrobial surfaces by binding and breaking bacterial cells open
A clever simulation scheme helps identify the most promising compositions of two-dimensional materials
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
A simple, versatile and low-cost technique for etching nanoholes in silicon could underpin new filtration and nanophotonic devices
Journal of Infectious Diseases
An existing laboratory technique can detect Zika virus infection and may help make diagnostic tests more accessible
An alternative fabrication scheme for microscale semiconductor lasers could expand the applications of on-chip lasers beyond conventional silicon
Two proteins maintain embryonic stem cell pluripotency through different means
More mysteries of the developing immune system have been revealed in a study of fetal dendritic cells
The American Journal of Human Genetics
A rare mutation causes severe growth retardation and spine malformation in humans and mice
A milk protein contained in gastro-resistant microcapsules could be used to give foods cancer-fighting, immune-boosting properties
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Diagnostic tests are the key to the early detection and treatment of diseases — and Singapore’s Diagnostics Development (DxD) Hub is accelerating the rate at which devices make it from the lab to market.
A new initiative will investigate the causes of heart failure in unprecedented detail.
Singaporean researchers tackle one of the world’s most pressing obesity problems — an issue that could look like a slender person of Asian descent who eats rice three times a day.