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battery

Researchers Challenge Status Quo of Battery Commercialization

While more efficient, effective, and economical batteries are critical to the world’s clean energy future, the path to bringing such technologies to market over...
nanopores

Research Shows How DNA Molecules Cross Nanopores

Research presented in a new paper co-authored by Northwestern University associate professor of mechanical engineering Sandip Ghosal sheds new light on how polymers cross...
metal-organic framework

Creating a Molecular Super Sponge, from the Ground Up

The ScienceMother Nature does it every day, but building complex materials from the bottom-up using only simple building blocks is incredibly difficult in the...
nanostructures

Simultaneous Design and Nanomanufacturing Speeds Up Fabrication

Design and nanomanufacturing have collided inside of a Northwestern University laboratory.An interdisciplinary team of researchers has used mathematics and machine learning to design an...
spinal fusion surgery

Sugar-coated Nanomaterial Excels at Promoting Bone Growth

There hasn’t been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed...
bioprosthetic ovariesvideo

3-D Printed Ovaries Produce Healthy Offspring

The brave new world of 3-D printed organs now includes implanted ovary structures that, true to their design, actually ovulate, according to a study...
brain cancervideo

First Spherical Nucleic Acid Drug Injected Into Humans Targets Brain Cancer

The first drug using spherical nucleic acids to be systemically given to humans has been developed by Northwestern University scientists and approved by the...

Battling Infectious Diseases with 3-D Protein Structures

An international team of scientists led by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has determined the 3-D atomic structures of more than 1,000 proteins...
Perovskitevideo

Perovskite Edges Can Be Tuned for Optoelectronic Performance

Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDsIn the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los...
fossilsvideo

Vision, Not Limbs, Led Fish Onto Land 385 Million Years Ago

A provocative new Northwestern University and Claremont McKenna, Scripps and Pitzer colleges study suggests it was the power of the eyes and not the...
Heart Disease

Engineering Nanomaterials to Deliver Precise Treatments for Heart Disease

Northwestern University researchers have demonstrated an enhanced approach to using nanomaterials to target inflammatory cells involved in atherosclerosis. The findings, published in the journal...
Lipid metabolismvideo

Lipid Metabolism Is Potential ‘Achilles’ Heel’ for Cancer Stem Cells

Researchers have discovered a metabolic signature critical for the functioning of “cancer stem cells” that initiate tumor formation. The team also showed how to...
penile implantvideo

Heat-activated Penile Implant Might Restore Sexual Function in Men with E.D.

The basic technology for penile implants hasn’t improved much in 40 years.But Brian Le, a new faculty member in the Department of Urology with...
Cancer Therapy

‘Rewired’ Cells Show Promise for Targeted Cancer Therapy

A major challenge in truly targeted cancer therapy is cancer’s suppression of the immune system. Northwestern University synthetic biologists now have developed a general...
Phenomenon

Study Explains Evolution Phenomenon that Puzzled Darwin

Why do some animals have extravagant, showy ornaments — think elk and deer antlers, peacock feathers and horns on dung beetles — that can...
microfluidic devicevideo

Researchers Develop Soft, Microfluidic ‘Lab on the Skin’ for Sweat Analysis

A Northwestern University research team has developed a first-of-its-kind soft, flexible microfluidic device that easily adheres to the skin and measures the wearer’s sweat...
magnetic inkvideo

Engineers Develop New Magnetic Ink to Print Self-healing Devices That Heal...

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a magnetic ink that can be used to make self-healing batteries,...
nanorodsvideo

Core Technology Springs from Nanoscale Rods

Rice University scientists have discovered how to subtly change the interior structure of semi-hollow nanorods in a way that alters how they interact with...
energized molecule

Seeing Energized Light-Active Molecules Proves Quick Work for Argonne Scientists

For people who enjoy amusement parks, one of the most thrilling sensations comes at the top of a roller coaster, in the split second...
Recyclable Rubber

Reinventing the Wheel: Northwestern Researchers Develop Recyclable Rubber

John M. Torkelson, a Walter P. Murphy Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering...