Vaccine for hepatitis C virus, vaccines to stop tumor growth, high efficient solar cells and much more

Towards vaccine for hepatitis C virus

A new study on vaccine for hepatitis C virus takes researchers a step closer to this goal. They determined the molecular structure of a protein that is directly involved in how the virus penetrates the host cell membrane… Read more


New way to deliver vaccines could stop tumor growth

Cancer vaccines have recently emerged as a promising approach for killing tumor cells before they spread. But so far, most clinical candidates haven’t worked that well. Now, scientists have developed a new way to deliver vaccines that successfully stifled tumor growth when tested in laboratory mice… Read more 

Electrically conductive plastics for low cost, high efficient solar cells, batteries

Researchers have established the solid-state electrical properties of a polymer, called PTMA, which is about 10 times more electrically conductive than common semiconducting polymers… Read more


Forming tiny 3D metal nanoparticles using DNA

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA, Nature’s building block, as a construction mold… Read more


New technology to track nanoparticles position inside cell

A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achieved by a team of researchers at MIT and several other institutions… Read more


World’s first rechargeable solar battery

Scientists at Ohio State University have fused a rechargeable battery with a solar cell, creating the world’s first-ever solar battery. Researchers say their invention will make solar power use at home more efficient and inexpensive… Read more


Water not necessary for enzymes’ biological role, finds new study

New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms in biology – that enzymes need water to function. The breakthrough could eventually lead to the development of new industrial catalysts for processing biodiesel… Read more 


Electricity conducting fibres strengthened by liquid salts

According to a patent issued to a team of researchers at The University of Alabama (UA) fibers that conduct electricity can be strengthened by using liquid salts during formation instead of harsh chemicals… Read more



New material absorbs oxygen from atmosphere

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations. Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the oxygen in a room. The stored oxygen can be released again when and where it is needed… Read more 


Turmeric could help brain heal itself, report scientists

A new report suggests that the curry spice turmeric could help the brain heal itself. A team in Germany say, aromatic turmerone promoted the proliferation of brain stem cells and their development into neurons during laboratory tests on rats… Read more