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Harvard Chemist Found Guilty of Lying About Chinese Funding
In a win for the US Department of Justice’s China Initiative, Charles Lieber was convicted of hiding his financial ties to China from federal agencies.
Harvard Chemist Found Guilty of Lying About Chinese Funding
Harvard Chemist Found Guilty of Lying About Chinese Funding

In a win for the US Department of Justice’s China Initiative, Charles Lieber was convicted of hiding his financial ties to China from federal agencies.

In a win for the US Department of Justice’s China Initiative, Charles Lieber was convicted of hiding his financial ties to China from federal agencies.

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National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers
Chia-Yi Hou | May 20, 2019 | 1 min read
The Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence were established in 2005 through several phases of funding, which are reported to end next year.
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Abby Olena, PhD | Feb 28, 2019 | 4 min read
Researchers injected the retinas of mice with nanoparticles that bound to photoreceptors and converted near-infrared light to green light that the animals could see.
Lipid nanoparticle delivers treatment to a cancer cell.
Researchers Develop a CRISPR-Based Therapy That Penetrates Solid Tumors
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | 3 min read
By packaging lipid nanoparticles with elements that decrease the fibrous nature of solid tumors, researchers can deliver CRISPR therapies in a more efficient manner.
Image of the Day: Cocoon
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 23, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers have taken inspiration from wild silk moths to craft fibers that can transport images.
Image of the Day: Nanobot Schematic
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Apr 13, 2018 | 1 min read
A magnetically controlled device could have applications in studies of cell biology and biophysics.
Image of the Day: Colorful Butterfly-Bot
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Apr 5, 2018 | 1 min read
Scientists engineered biomaterials similar to those chameleons use to change color and applied them to a robot.
Image of the Day: 3-D Nanofibers
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Mar 7, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers created a nanofibrous scaffold to see how it supports cell growth.
DNA Robots Target Cancer
Abby Olena, PhD | Feb 12, 2018 | 2 min read
Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.
Image of the Day: Mobile Nanotweezers
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2018 | 1 min read
Magnetically-driven nanobots could be used to manipulate microscopic objects, including bacteria and fluorescent nanodiamonds.
Top Technical Advances in 2017
Shawna Williams | Dec 24, 2017 | 3 min read
The year’s most impressive achievements include new methods to extend CRISPR editing, patch-clamp neurons hands-free, and analyze the contents of live cells.
Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Oct 27, 2017 | 1 min read
The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Ruth Williams | Sep 14, 2017 | 3 min read
Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics. 
Tiny Motors Deliver Ulcer Medication in Mouse Stomachs
Shawna Williams | Aug 16, 2017 | 1 min read
The mini machines treated infection somewhat better than antibiotics plus the typical proton pump inhibitor medication. 
Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA
Arun Richard Chandrasekaran | Jul 16, 2017 | 10+ min read
The versatility of geometric shapes made from the nucleic acid are proving useful in a wide variety of fields from molecular computation to biology to medicine.
DNA Origami
The Scientist Staff | Jul 16, 2017 | 1 min read
Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?
Image of the Day: Tied Up
The Scientist Staff | Jan 12, 2017 | 1 min read
Scientists created the world’s tiniest molecular knot, only 192 atoms in length, using iron ions to guide the braiding process.
Molecular Machinists Win Nobel
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 5, 2016 | 3 min read
Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa are honored for their design and synthesis of molecular machines.
Transparency Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2016 | 2 min read
Science is messy. So lay it out, warts and all.
Contributors
Catherine Offord and Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2016 issue of The Scientist.
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