Conference Report: 35th Australasian Polymer Symposium

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The 35th APS took place on the Gold Coast, Queensland, from the 12th – 15th of July: three and a half days of talks from numerous areas of polymer science.

Meet the Macro Awards Winners

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This year, already a lot of excellent young scientists have received Macro Awards for their outstanding research in different fields of polymer science.

Gene therapy: Non-viral nanoparticles as delivery systems

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Researchers from Case Western Reserve University present an efficient non-viral gene delivery system for safe gene therapy to treat genetic eye disorders.

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First precise 9-arm 9-component star polymer

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Precise synthesis of multi-armed and multi-component star-branched polymers was achieved using living anionic polymerization in a new iterative approach.

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Click chemistry in organic electronic devices

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The last decades have witnessed a dramatic advance in organic syntheses from the viewpoint of environmental science and technology. In a review article, Professor Michinobu highlights a novel click reaction inspired by semiconducting polymer doping techniques.

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A new strategy to treat acute myeloid leukemia

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A new chemotherapeutic strategy combining MHPMA copolymer-based drug formulations for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia is presented.

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Changing reactor size and position to improve branched polymers

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H. Tobita reveals that division of the zones in multi-zone reactors makes a significant difference in chain microstructure.

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Roll-to-roll fabrication of fullerene-free organic solar cells

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A new paper introduces a new fabrication method for fullerene-free organic solar cells to help address their limitations and improve production efficiency.

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An Old Drug in a New Form: Dithiolethione Prodrug Micelles

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Polymeric prodrug micelles for delivery of a dithiolethione drug have been designed and synthesized from amphiphilic diblock copolymers.

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Grafting Thick Films by Surface-Initiated Photo-Polymerization

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Modification of surfaces by grafting polymer chains from surface-anchored initiators opens vast opportunities to engineer surface properties of materials.

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