Dye based solar cells, Antibiotic resistance drugs, broccoli fights cancer


Weaving in and out of the stripes of dye in this solar cell are metallic threads, printed onto a square of tracing paper that fits in the palm of one hand.

dye-based solar cells

Towards development of dye-based solar cells

UW-Madison researchers working at the intersection of basic and applied science focus on key factors like cost, environmental impacts … and colour. Researchers at the lab of Trisha Andrew, Assistant Chemistry, UW-Madison; are developing next-generation solar cells using chromophores or, in lay terms, dyes. Read More

 

From left Gerry Wright with members of his lab involved in the study.

From left Gerry Wright with members of his lab involved in the study.

Antibiotic resistance, a successful pathway for new drugs

In the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria, McMaster researchers have found resistance itself is a successful pathway for discovering new antibiotic drugs. “In essence, we’ve made resistance useful instead of a scary problem,” said Gerry Wright, Professor and Scientific director of the Michael G DeGroote, Institute for Infectious Disease Research. Read More

 
 

Scientists increase cancer-fighting potential of broccoli.

Scientists increase cancer-fighting potential of broccoli.

Scientists increase cancer-fighting potential of broccoli

Spraying a plant hormone on broccoli boosts its cancer-fighting potential, and researchers have new insights on how that works. The research could help scientists build an even better, more healthful broccoli.The findings were published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry. Read More

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