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Hydrogen atoms

Atoms Use Tunnels to Escape Graphene Cover

Graphene has held a great promise for applications since it was first isolated in 2004. But we still don’t use it in our large-scale...

Tiny, Pain-Free Vaccinations: Microneedles and Nanoparticles

If it’s up to PhD student Guangsheng Du, patients don’t need to worry about big needles anymore. At the Leiden Academic Center for Drug...

Leiden Breakthrough in Research on Nanotherapy

In nanotherapy, particles measuring between a nanometer and a micrometer are used to deliver medicines to specific locations in the body, for example to...
Alzheimer’s disease

Imaging Technique Shows Progress Alzheimer’s Disease Cell Level and Below

Alzheimer’s disease is associated with areas of high protein concentration in brain tissue: plaques and tangles. Raman imaging is now used to get sharp...

Researchers Reveal 3D Structure of Cell’s Inflammation Sensor and its Inhibitors

Inflammation is a good thing when it’s fighting off infection, but too much can lead to autoimmune diseases or cancer. In efforts to dampen...

Physicists Gain Insights into Why Materials Break

New research suggests scientists could eventually help create materials that resist breaking or crack in a predictable fashion. Using both a simulation and artificial structures...
immune defence

Immune Defence Affects Development of Cancer

Immunotherapy, where doctors encourage the body’s own immune defence system to attack cancerous tumours, is becoming an increasingly popular form of cancer treatment. The...
quantum analog

Rare Earth Atoms See the Light

Physicist Dirk Bouwmeester discovers a promising route for combined optical and solid state-based quantum information processing

Researchers Develop Highly Efficient Hollow Copper Electrodes

The invention might make a wide variety of industrial processes more sustainable
Cardiovascular Diseases

Combating Cardiovascular Diseases On A Chip

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Organ-on-a-chip technology is a promising breakthrough in the quest to find out more about these...