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Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Ruth Williams | Sep 14, 2017
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 17, 2017
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 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.
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
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
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.
Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2016
Science is messy. So lay it out, warts and all.
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.
Catherine Offord, Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2016 issue of
Staff | May 1, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.