nanotechnology
Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA
Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA
Arun Richard Chandrasekaran | Jul 17, 2017
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
DNA Origami
The Scientist Staff | Jul 16, 2017
Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?
Image of the Day: Tied Up
Image of the Day: Tied Up
The Scientist Staff | Jan 13, 2017
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
Molecular Machinists Win Nobel
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 5, 2016
Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa are honored for their design and synthesis of molecular machines.
Transparency Now
Transparency Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2016
Science is messy. So lay it out, warts and all.
Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016
Metal ions and materials with nanoscale patterns can kill even antibiotic-resistant pathogens. 
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord, Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Nanoscale Defenses
Nanoscale Defenses
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016
Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.
Shawn Douglas: DNA Programmer
Shawn Douglas: DNA Programmer
Andy Extance | Jul 1, 2015
Assistant professor, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 34