Water-induced surface reorganization of bioscaffolds composed of an amphiphilic hyperbranched polymer

1. Shastri VP, Lendlein A. Materials in regenerative medicine. Adv Mater. 2009;21:3231–4. 2. Xu W, Wang Z, Li T, Wang L, Zhang W, Liang Y, et al. Membranes based on carboxymethyl chitin as potential scaffolds for corneal...

Personality traits of drug users

Credit: Credit to the authors The social environment is an influential factor with regards to drug addiction. However, some people living in the same environment become drug...

Immunotherapy Delays Type 1 Diabetes Onset in People at High Risk

A two-week course of an experimental immunotherapy called teplizumab dramatically reduced type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis rates in people at high risk for the disease, according to newly published phase II clinical trial results....

The 10 Biotech Companies in London to Keep an Eye on in 2019

Which biotechs will be stealing the show this year? These are some of the most exciting biotech companies in London right now.London is undoubtedly one of the biggest hubs for biotech companies in Europe....

IκBζ facilitates protective immunity against Salmonella infection via Th1 differentiation and IgG production

IκBζ−/− mice exhibit severe and chronic head and cervical inflammation, especially in aged mice17,22. Thus, they are widely used as an animal model of Sjögren syndrome22. One of the most common symptoms of Sjögren...

Long-term islet transplant recipients show near-normal glucose control

Continuous glucose monitoring demonstrates improved time-in-range, key metabolic data compared to hybrid closed-loop systems Credit: Diabetes Research Institute/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) evaluations in islet transplant recipients who have been...

A Precise Look at Alzheimer’s Proteins

PNNL scientist sifts for clues from more than 1,000 human brains A substance known as amyloid beta protein gets a lot of attention from scientists. Beta amyloid, as it’s also called, is a normal brain...

Mapping the ocean’s unseen heroes, one microbe at a time

Online Citizen Science project Adrift launches on World Ocean Day Credit: David Lawrey The picture of how climate change is impacting our ocean is often told via its larger inhabitants: scrawny polar bears, bleached coral, dwindling...

Genome-wide identification of drought-responsive microRNAs in two sets of Malus from interspecific hybrid progenies

Identification of F1 plants with different drought stress tolerances We identified six F1 progenies (0–293, 0–106, 0–334, 7–275, 8–134, and 0–330) as drought-tolerant plants and four (0–297, 0–131, 1–338, and 8–11) as drought-sensitive plants (Fig....

Probing semiconductor crystals with a sphere of light

Credit: Kazunobu Kojima, Tohoku University Tohoku University researchers have developed a technique using a hollow sphere to measure the electronic and optical properties of large semiconducting crystals. The...

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