Versatile Protein Nanogels

Zhen Gu at Joint UNC/NC State Department of Biomedical Engineering gives an overview of the recent advances in protein nanogels for biomedical applications

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Just Antimicrobial is not Enough

Lienkamp and coworkers propose polymer surfaces with antimicrobial and antifouling functionalities designed to fight biofilm formation in medical devices.

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Funtionalising scaffolds for nanoparticle templating

Short engineered protein sequences have been used to initiate the simultaneous synthesis of two inorganic species in desired locations with nanoscale accuracy.

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Recombinant proteins for better hydrogels

Researchers at Nankai University report the design and engineering of a recombinant protein that can be used for drug-delivering hydrogels.

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Protein-based solar cell handles variable light better

Protein-based photoelectrochemical cell produces a direct current under continuous light but a novel alternating current under discontinuous illumination.

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Electron-beam lithography: an old dog with new tricks

Technique finds new use in patterning polymers to control cells and proteins.

Do proteins melt? Or, why protein-based thermoplastics resemble semi-crystalline polymers

Thermal transitions and structural relaxations in protein-based thermoplastics are reviewed by New Zealand researchers.

Up-and-coming young investigators in polymer physics

Free access to articles from tomorrow’s leaders in the latest special issue of the Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics.

Spotlight on Polymer Chemistry

The Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry highlights some important research in the latest issue.

Stabilising drug delivery vessels

Researchers use whey protein to stabilise nanotransporter and control pH-dependent drug release.

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