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quantum information

A Two-Atom Quantum Duet

Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single...
wearable and implantable device

New Soft Bioelectronic Mesh Tested on Human Wrist and Pulsating Pig’s...

A research team at the Center for Nanoparticle Research, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), has succeeded in developing a wearable and implantable device, that measures...
Anticancer Drug

Novel Technology for Anticancer Drug Delivery On Demand

With the goal of minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy on healthy tissues, a team of researchers at the Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, within...
versatile sensor

Versatile Sensor Against Tumor Initiating Cells

Most cancer deaths are caused by recurrent or metastatic tumors. Conventional therapies target rapidly dividing tumor cells, but are unable to eradicate the highly...
Radical Molecules

Catching Radical Molecules Before They Disappear

While in most molecules, each electron finds a partner to pair up with, some electrons in radical molecules are left alone and unpaired. This...
monolayer molybdenum disulfide

Understanding the Impact of Defects on the Properties of MoS2

Researchers at the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), have shown that defects in monolayer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2)...
spinning cylindervideo

Spinning Cylinders to Recreate Nature’s Patterns

Some of nature’s most exquisite patterns; leaves around a plant’s stem, scales on a pine cone, and the tail of some viruses, consist of...
antibiotics

New Target for Development of Innovative Antibiotics Is Revealed

In an article published inNature Communications on October 3, a group of scientists from Brazil and France describe a new strategy to kill bacilli,...
rheumatoid arthritis

Gel to Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

IBS scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), invented a hydrogel to fight rheumatoid arthritis and...
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosis Needed Early

An early, definitive diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would do much to instil confidence in patients and allow them to move from searching...
drug detector wristbandvideo

Can a Pumpkin-Shaped Molecule Bring a Different Ending to “Breaking Bad”?

Speed, uppers, chalk, glass, crystal, or whatever you prefer to call them, can be instantly detected from biological fluids with a new portable kit...
transistors

2D Electronics’ Metal or Semiconductor? Both

Modern life will be almost unthinkable without transistors. They are the ubiquitous building blocks of all electronic devices: each computer chip contains billions of...
glaucoma

Draining Eyes Clogged with Glaucoma

Professor Gou Young Koh in the Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering and his team have identified a new mechanism involved in the...
blood vessel

How New Blood Vessels Sprout

New blood vessels branch out of preexisting ones is via a process called angiogenesis. Although this is essential for survival, development and wound healing,...
quantum memory

Can “Large Stars’ Anti-Aging Research” Help Future Memory Devices?

Inevitably, large stars at the end of their life collapse under the gigantic force of gravity, turning into black holes. We could cunningly ask...
Immune Balance

Competition for Survival Signals Maintains Immune Balance

According to a new study published in the journal Immunity, two types of immune cells compete for a shared source of proteins that allow...
surgery

New Harmless Radiopaque Glue to Seal Bleeding and Guide Surgery

As open surgery has gradually been replaced by minimally-invasive and image-guided procedures, tissue adhesives are taking the place of sutures and surgical staples. With...
brain waves

Controlling Memory By Triggering Specific Brain Waves During Sleep

Have you ever tried to recall something just before going to sleep and then wake up with the memory fresh in your mind? While...
optical and data storage, metabolism, Equilibrium

Spontaneous System Follows Rules of Equilibrium

Scientists have long known the ins and outs of equilibrium thermodynamics. Systems in equilibrium — a stable state of unchanging balance — are governed...
optogenetic

Protein Mingling under Blue Light

One of the current challenges in biology is to understand rapidly-changing phenomena. Interestingly, only a small fraction of them is due to proteins acting...