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

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

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

Secondary structures of protein based thermoplastics

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

Up-and-coming young investigators in polymer physics

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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

Mussel adhesive protein

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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Solving the Mystery of Protein Folding

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Nobel laureate Ahmed H. Zewail has summarized his insights into the physical backgrounds of protein folding.

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Designing Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery

Confocal laser scanning microscopy images of the protein-based nanoparticles incubated with breast cancer cells.

Researchers for the University of California, Irvine, have developed a new drug-delivery system using protein-based nanoparticles.

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