Featured Research

Understanding The Body’s Antibody Factories

Understanding The Body’s Antibody Factories

A better understanding of plasma cell signaling could lead to better vaccines and therapies for autoimmune disease.

Achieving Nanoscale Control Of Self Assembly

Achieving Nanoscale Control Of Self Assembly

Japanese scientists have successfully fine-tuned the self-organised assembly of organic electronic materials.

Blue Light Changes Bacterial Lifestyle

Blue Light Changes Bacterial Lifestyle

The photoreceptor SesA enables cyanobacteria sense blue light and produce cellulose to avoid light damage.

Lasers Spot Toxic “Gutter Oil”

Lasers Spot Toxic “Gutter Oil”

A technique employing laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy can rapidly identify harmful re-used oil known in China as “gutter oil”.

How Junk Food Changes The Brain

How Junk Food Changes The Brain

A study in rats suggests that eating junk food weakens self control, leading to overeating and obesity.

Turning Bad Memories Into Good Ones, And Vice Versa?

Turning Bad Memories Into Good Ones, And Vice Versa?

Negative emotions linked to memories may not be as hard-wired as previously thought.

The Secrets Of Life Underground

The Secrets Of Life Underground

The genome of the Damaraland mole rat provides an insight into the adaptations required for life underground.

How α-Catenin Converts Force Into Biochemical Signals

How α-Catenin Converts Force Into Biochemical Signals

Magnetic tweezers have allowed scientists to unravel what happens when α-catenin is stretched.

Drug-Resistant Malaria Threatens Southeast Asia

Drug-Resistant Malaria Threatens Southeast Asia

Drug-resistant malaria parasites, requiring a longer duration of treatment, have emerged in Southeast Asia.

Superabsorbing Light With Quantum Dots

Superabsorbing Light With Quantum Dots

Quantum technology inspired by algae could aid the development of ‘super-absorbers’ for energy storage.