Using Gold Nanoparticles to Trigger Sequential Unfolding of 3-D Structures
NC State researchers have developed a new technique that takes advantage of gold nanoparticles to trigger the sequential unfolding of three-dimensional structures using different wavelengths of light.
Flipping the Switch on Itch: Researchers Identify Neuropeptide Involved in Transmitting Itch Signal to Brain in Eczema
Researchers pinpoint a neuropeptide associated with transmitting itch signals to brain in eczema.
Study Finds Aromatic Herbs Lead to Better Parenting in Starlings
The presence of aromatic herbs in the nest leads to some improved parenting behaviors in European starlings.
ChemMaps Lets Researchers Navigate the Chemical Universe
ChemMaps lets users navigate the chemical space of over 8,000 drugs and 47,000 environmental compounds in 3D and real time.
Researchers Devise New Way to Discern What Microbes Eat
New technique helps researchers determine food eaten by microbes.
New Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens Could Lead to Next-Generation Antibiotics
A new synthetic compound inspired by a natural product could be a useful chemical tool for studying antibiotic-resistant infections.
Researchers Listen for Failure in Granular Materials
A new way to probe granular materials without disturbing them may enable researchers to forecast their failure.
Microscopy Advance Reveals Unexpected Role for Water in Energy Storage Material
A material with atomically thin layers of water holds promise for energy storage technologies, and researchers have now discovered that the water is performing a different role than anyone anticipated.
Perceived Socioeconomic Status Can Affect How Old We Feel
A recent study finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging.
New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use
Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands.