Research Highlights

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Jan 18, 2019
Photoreactions activate magnetic nanoswitches
Light induces photoreactions that activate the switch of the magnetic orientation of 2D materials dispersed in water
Jan 18, 2019
Hair follicle stem cells secrete protein that controls the skin’s sense of touch
An extracellular matrix protein secreted by hair follicle stem cells controls the tactile sensation of the skin
Jan 11, 2019
Two inhibitory molecules ensure that cells move full steam ahead
Cells move in a single direction due to two mutually inhibiting molecules on their surfaces
Jan 11, 2019
High magnetic field induces liquid-to-solid phase change in two-dimensional electron system
Electrons in a zinc oxide system go from a liquid to a solid on increasing the magnetic field
Dec 28, 2018
Rapid cooling reveals superpowers
Rapid electrical cooling bypasses other states and turns on a superconducting state in materials that were previously not superconductors
Dec 21, 2018
Extra genetic letters cause target DNA to light up
A novel test detects pathogens or other target organisms by lighting up their DNA using an expanded genetic alphabet
Dec 21, 2018
Microtubule and kinesin interactions send cellular cargo to the right destination
The molecular mechanism that ensures cellular cargo is transported along the right track has been identified
Dec 07, 2018
Molecules identified in a mushroom include one with anticancer and antimalarial activity
Molecules in a mushroom could lead to new antimalarial and anticancer drugs
Dec 07, 2018
Cryo-electron microscopy shows how stabilizing proteins bind to microtubules
Flash freezing a shape-shifting protein reveals details about its role in intracellular transportation and the maintenance of cell shape
Nov 30, 2018
Probing structural changes in electroactive self-assembled monolayers
A powerful method is demonstrated for analyzing the electrochemically induced electronic-state and structural changes that occur in an iron-tipped self-assembled monolayer
Nov 30, 2018
Movement patterns of receptors can indicate their activation status
Monitoring the movement behavior of an essential protein family could greatly speed up drug discovery
Nov 30, 2018
Sperm sorting pulls out mature cells for epigenetic investigations
A purification method should help make biased results in epigenetic inheritance studies due to the presence of immature sperm cells a thing of the past
Nov 22, 2018
Topological insulating phase predicted in a new type of material
Calculations point to a new source of topological materials
Nov 16, 2018
Cesium inhibits plant growth mainly by stifling potassium uptake
Cesium actively blocks the uptake of potassium by plants, starving them of the essential nutrient
Nov 16, 2018
Helper T-cell development entails sophisticated interplay between enhancers and repressors
A study of helper T-cell development reveals unexpected complexity in the expression of a well-studied gene
Nov 09, 2018
Radio telescope measures dust grains that could seed new planets
Radio observations map the sizes of dust grains in a protoplanetary disk surrounding a star
Nov 09, 2018
New insulating state found in stretched graphene
Quantum simulations reveal that graphene undergoes an unexpected and potentially useful change in state when stretched
Nov 02, 2018
Highly energetic neutrino traced back to a blazar
Detection of an energetic neutrino, along with gamma-ray observations, suggests that a distant black hole is a source of high-energy cosmic rays
Oct 26, 2018
First nonlinear spectroscopy of copper using x-rays
Two-photon absorption spectroscopy with high-energy x-rays is a useful new tool for studying transition metal compounds
Oct 19, 2018
Anomalous Hall effect tested in defect-free thin-film magnetic semiconductor
An improved understanding of why electrons take a curved path through magnetic materials could aid the design of the electronic devices of tomorrow