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Crystallography characterizes viruses in intact cells

An X-ray electron-free laser allows crystallography of viruses within cells without damaging samples or introducing artefacts.

Improving the detection of foetal distress

Analysing foetal heart rate variability separately during contractions and rest periods improves detection of foetal distress during labour.

From nature, with love: a new model of microfluidic chip

Researchers use the leaf as a template for designing a microfluidic chip.

Collagen sponge heals tendon

Collagen sponge can be engineered to attract cells to the site of tendon injury to repair damage.

A synthetic detergent opens the door for protein research

A synthetic detergent makes it possible to biophysically characterize the protein export system Tat.

Dual-layer artificial skin may heal burns more effectively

Artificial skin made from amniotic membrane coated with silk protein could prove optimal for healing burn wounds.

3D bone-on-a-chip sheds light on bone metastasis

A microfluidic 3D bone-on-a-chip helps better understand the mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis to bone.

Electrochemical stimulator helps restore motion

A subdural implant that delivers both electrical and chemical neuromodulation restores motion in rats with injured spinal cords.

Modelling the motion of cells

Can we determine the forces exerted by cells moving through tissue?

3D bioprinted models shed light on neurodegenerative diseases

Progress in tissue engineering enables fabrication of complex structures that mimic the neurovascular unit to study its function and dysfunction.

Enzyme leaps explain puzzling phenomenon

New evidence shows that enzymes leap through solution when catalysing chemical reactions.

The secret content of extracellular vesicles revealed

Researchers investigate the mechanism of action of exosomes secreted by mesenchymal stem cells.

Carbon nanotubes enhance tissue scaffolds for nerve repair

Incorporating carbon nanotubes into 3D printed nerve scaffolds increased stem cell proliferation and differentiation.

Optical imaging predicts chemotherapy response

Flash physics: dynamic optical imaging system identifies breast cancer patients who will benefit most from neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Physical cues are crucial to neuronal differentiation

The physical properties of the extracellular environment drastically affect neural stem cell differentiation.

3D culture system enables stem cell expansion

The AlgTube 3D culture system allows stem cells to grow within a physiologically relevant environment.

Ultrasound stimulates peripheral nerves in vivo

Researchers demonstrate the first successful in vivo focused ultrasound stimulation of the peripheral nervous system.

Nanoparticles enable deep-brain manipulation

Flash physics: nanoparticles that convert NIR to blue-green light enable non-invasive modulation of neural activity deep inside the brain.

Treating Alzheimer's as a metabolic disease

Boosting mitochondrial defense reduces the formation of amyloid plaques in animal models of Alzheimer's disease.

Decellularized and recellularized grafts repair injured cartilage

Implanting decellularized cartilage loaded with stem cells improved the regeneration of injured cartilage in pigs.