Bioactive Materials for Stem Cells and Cardiac Repair

A. Paul et al. describe the various types of bioengineered materials and matrices, which in combination with stem cells, have shown promise in supporting the revival of injured cardiac tissues.

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Thin Films of Microporous Polymer Networks

Alex Palma-Cando and Ullrich Scherf discuss the synthesis, properties, and applications of electrochemically generated thin films of microporous polymer networks.

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Method of moments: A magic wand for model-based reversible-deactivation radical polymerization

Chinese scientists present an advanced modeling approach that will help to promote lab-scale research to industrial applications

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Ultralight aerogels conduct electricity

Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created soft polymer materials capable of thermoelectric energy generation.

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Ionic Liquids in Polymer Design

A special issue in Macromolecular Rapid Communications presents selected highlights in the exciting field of ionic liquid-based polymers.

Anisotropic Conductive Films by Shear-Flow

Anisotropic conductive films can be produced by shear flow that induces the self-assembly of conductive fillers (like carbon nanotubes, graphene or inexpensive carbon black) into parallel stripes in a polymer matrix.

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Capturing Circulating Cancer Cells

Nanogels were developed as magnetic capturing devices for circulating tumor cells and applied in the magnetic separation of human cancer cells from a mixed cell suspension.

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Could Polymers Replace Tissue Damaged by Breast Cancer?

Researchers synthesized a copolymer scaffold from Polycaprolactone (PCL) and poly-D, L-lactic acid (PDLLA) for potential breast tissue engineering.

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Board’s choice: Polymer Photocatalysts, Polymer Mechanochemistry and Multicomponent Polymerizations

The advisory board of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics provides you with a selection of the best papers published in the journal in 2016.

A complete model of acrylamide polymerization

Scientists from Canada and Slovakia present an improved mechanistic description of acrylamide polymerization under industrially-relevant conditions

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