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Graphene Oxide

Stronger Graphene Oxide ‘Paper’ Made with Weaker Units

Want to make a super strong material from nano-scale building blocks? Start with the highest quality building blocks, right?
cancer cells

Nanoparticles’ Movement Reveals Whether They Can Successfully Target Cancer

Targeted drug-delivery systems hold significant promise for treating cancer effectively by sparing healthy surrounding tissues. But the promising approach can only work...
Sesame allergy

Sesame Allergy Is More Common Than Previously Recognized, Study Says

Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the U.S., more than previously known, reports a new Northwestern Medicine...
conducting metal nanolayer

Researchers Produce Electricity by Flowing Water over Extremely Thin Layers of...

Scientists from Northwestern University and Caltech have produced electricity by simply flowing water over extremely thin layers of inexpensive metals, including iron,...
Anticancer Drug

‘Trojan Horse’ Anticancer Drug Disguises Itself as Fat

A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors.Thinking the...
Nanomaterials

New Technology Gives Insight into How Nanomaterials Form and Grow

A new form of electron microscopy allows researchers to examine nanoscale tubular materials while they are “alive” and forming liquids — a...
Nanoparticles

Electron-behaving Nanoparticles Rock Current Understanding of Matter

It’s not an electron. But it sure does act like one.Northwestern University researchers have made a strange and...
mild cognitive impairment

Pink Noise Boosts Deep Sleep Mild Cognitive Impairment Patients

Gentle sound stimulation played during specific times during deep sleep enhanced deep or slow-wave sleep for people with mild cognitive impairment, who...
nanoparticles

Electron-Behaving Nanoparticles Rock Current Understanding of Matter

It’s not an electron. But it sure does act like one.Northwestern University researchers have made a strange and...
nanomaterials

New Technology Gives Insight into How Nanomaterials Form and Grow

A new form of electron microscopy allows researchers to examine nanoscale tubular materials while they are “alive” and forming liquids — a...
bone regeneration

Spinal Fusion Challenge: Simpson Querrey Institute Researchers Aim for Medical (and...

A research team led by Samuel Stupp, director of Northwestern’s Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI), has received a $3.1 million National Institutes of Health grant to...
skin sensor

‘Game-Changing’ Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients

Most people simply take ibuprofen when they get a headache. But for someone with hydrocephalus – a potentially life-threatening condition in which excess fluid builds...
strong synthetic materials

Researchers Further Unravel Mystery of How Black Widow Spiders Create Steel-Strength...

Researchers at Northwestern University and San Diego State University (SDSU) have better unraveled the complex process of how black widow spiders transform proteins into...
Biodegradable implantvideo

Researchers Demonstrate First Example of a Bioresorbable Electronic Medicine

Researchers at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed the first example of a bioresorbable electronic medicine: an...
dynamic synthetic superstructures

New Bio-inspired Dynamic Materials Transform Themselves

Scientists have been searching for ways to develop materials that are as dynamic as living things, with the ability to change shape, move, and...
super-thin oxide films

Unmasking Corrosion to Design Better Protective Thin Films for Metals

Corrosion is an age-old problem that is estimated to cost about $1 trillion a year, or about 5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic...
turbulent mixingvideo

When Mixing Granular Matter, Order Among Disorder

Mixing liquids is easy, or at least scientifically understood: a drop of food coloring will eventually mix into a cup of water through diffusion,...
borophene

In Borophene, Boundaries are No Barrier

When objects break, they tend not to fix themselves. But a recent study shows that new material borophene might not play by these rules.When...
Personalized Medicine

Bioengineers Create Pathway to Personalized Medicine

Engineering cellular biology — minus the actual cell — is a growing area of interest in biotechnology and synthetic biology. It’s known as cell-free...
optical display

DNA Drives Design Principles for Lighter, Thinner Optical Displays

DNA is certainly the basis of life. Soon it might also be the basis of your electronic devices.A Northwestern University team has developed a...