If you’re an RSC member you’ll already be familiar with Chemistry World – it’s the magazine that arrives on your doorstep each month – but for anyone who’s not familiar with it, Chemistry World is an online news website and monthly magazine covering chemistry news, analysis articles, research highlights, features, business news, opinion columns, job adverts and other stories from across the chemical sciences.
Chemistry World reports on the most important research so you’ll see articles covering research in Science, Nature and other top journals – but I’m pleased to say that plenty of articles in RSC journals also get highlighted. Biomaterials Science aims to publish only important and high impact research so we hope we’ll see our fair share of articles featured to.
To give you a flavour of the some of the recent biomaterials-related news in Chemistry World I’ve brought together a selection of recent news articles. I hope you enjoy reading them.
- Targeting organs with therapeutic carbon monoxide: A gel injection to deliver CO straight to the desired organ in the body.
- Protein architecture with atomic precision: The new technique involves protein building blocks that should slot together to create a larger symmetrical structure and modifying the amino acids so they stick together.
- Electronic skin for health and security checks: A sensing device in a temporary tattoo that monitors the wearer’s health and surrounding environmental hazards.
- Rewritable DNA for digital data storage: Cells respond in easy to follow binary manner to chemical switches.
- Powering up retinal prosthetics: A system of video goggles and an artificial retina powered by infrared lasers could restore sight to the blind.
- Two in one technique for biological imaging: Combining scanning ion and fluorescence microscopy can give chemical and topological data about the same sample.
- Nanoscale engineering of wound beds: A peptide that binds to the frayed collagen in wounds to anchor drug molecules to improve wound healing.
- Speeding up wound healing: Using the combined benefits of chitosan and graphene to make a wound-healing membrane.
- Temporary tattoo to give you the sporting edge: This Saturday, Nascar racer Paulie Harraka will be using a device based on John Rogers work at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign to monitor his hydration levels as he races.
- Drug release polymer triggered by ultrasound: Scientists from China and Canada have found that a drug-loaded shape memory polymer can be manipulated by ultrasound.