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Bacterial Virulence Controlled By ‘Roll Of Dice’

Bacterial Virulence Controlled By ‘Roll Of Dice’

Whether or not a Streptococcus pneumoniae infection is harmful or benign seems to depend on a random, six-phase switch.

Vaccines Go Stealth-Mode To Fight Cancer

Vaccines Go Stealth-Mode To Fight Cancer

By coating vaccines in a stealth nanogel, researchers have been able to evade the immune system and target macrophages in the lymph nodes.

What A Difference A Neutron Makes

What A Difference A Neutron Makes

For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that modified hydrogen bonding is sufficient to switch solid-state electronic properties.

Doubling Up Perovskite For Efficient Water Splitting

Doubling Up Perovskite For Efficient Water Splitting

By combining perovskite solar cells with cheap water splitting catalysts, scientists have developed a highly efficient method of producing both oxygen and hydrogen from water.

‘Virological Penicillin’ Found In Chinese Traditional Medicine

‘Virological Penicillin’ Found In Chinese Traditional Medicine

Researchers have isolated the first compound that can directly act on viral infectious agents, an miRNA found in honeysuckle used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Mini Raman Lasers Detect Single Nanoparticles

Mini Raman Lasers Detect Single Nanoparticles

Using whispering gallery mode microcavities, scientists have developed a highly sensitive method of detecting single nanoparticles in real time.

Taking AIM At Liver Cancer

Taking AIM At Liver Cancer

Scientists have found that the protein AIM stops liver cancer in its tracks in mice, suggesting a possible treatment for human patients.

Past Sexual Partners Can Influence Offspring’s Traits

Past Sexual Partners Can Influence Offspring’s Traits

A study in flies has shown that semen from a previous sexual partner can affect the size of the offspring with a subsequent mate.

Narrowing The Search For Sterile Neutrinos

Narrowing The Search For Sterile Neutrinos

While scientists haven’t been able to find sterile neutrinos yet, they now have a better idea of where to look for them, thanks to results from Daya Bay.

Encapsulating Drugs In Green Tea ‘Missiles’

Encapsulating Drugs In Green Tea ‘Missiles’

Scientists have used an antioxidant in green tea to make cancer drug delivery more precise and potent.