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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...
Synthetic polymers

Northwestern Researchers Achieve Unprecedented Control of Polymer Grids

Synthetic polymers are ubiquitous -- nylon and polyester, Teflon and epoxy, to name just a few. All are made up of long, linear structures...
nanolaser

Chameleon-Inspired Nanolaser Changes Colors

As a chameleon shifts its color from turquoise to pink to orange to green, nature’s design principles are at play. Complex nano-mechanics are quietly...
regenerative bandage

Regenerative Bandage Accelerates Healing in Diabetic Wounds

A simple scrape or sore might not cause alarm for most people. But for diabetic patients, an untreated scratch can turn into an open...
wound scars

​New Nanoparticles Help to Detect Serious Scarring of Wounds

A new way of seeing when heavy wound scars are forming, and providing doctors the chance to intervene, has been developed by scientists from Nanyang Technological...
lithium-ion battery

Northwestern Researchers Predict Materials to Stabilize Record-High Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery

A Northwestern University research team has found ways to stabilize a new battery with a record-high charge capacity. Based on a lithium-manganese-oxide cathode, the...
carbon nanotubes

Making Carbon Nanotubes as Usable as Common Plastics

Northwestern University’s Jiaxing Huang is ready to reignite carbon nanotube research. And he’s doing so with a common chemical that was once used in household cleaners. By...
metallic glass

Artificial Intelligence Accelerates Discovery of Metallic Glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms...
Drug Delivery Scaffold

New Methodology Helps Study of Promising Targeted Drug Delivery Scaffold

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a new way to manipulate a virus shell that self-assembles from proteins and holds promise as a carrier for...
optical imaging lenses

New Method Speeds Up 3D Printing of Millimeter-sized Imaging Lenses

A new method to make a low-cost, high-quality lens quickly using a 3D printer has promising potential to create optical imaging lenses, customized contact...
Biotechnology

New Innovations in Cell-Free Biotechnology

A Northwestern University-led team has developed a new way to manufacture proteins outside of a cell that could have important implications in therapeutics and...