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Impact Case Study | 16 December 2019
Nanoparticles of specific shapes and sizes can be made using metal-organic frameworks to provide excellent catalysts for the chemical and drugs industry
Impact Case Study | 21 November 2019
A deep insight into perovskite solar cells
Researchers examine which components influence the performance and stability of these promising materials.
Impact Case Study | 10 November 2019
Big drops, small drops
Scientists develop a microwave-based technique to determine the size distribution of water droplets in an emulsion
Impact Case Study | 31 October 2019
Metal-organic frameworks: Warming up to better crystallography images
The assumption that low temperatures produce better images during x-ray crystallography does not hold true for synthetic metal-organic frameworks, researchers say
Impact Case Study | 24 October 2019
Microwaves get the measure of catalysts
A new method of measuring the degree of coking in acid zeolite catalysts can help increase its efficiency in fuel production
Impact Case Study | 4 August 2019
Quantum dots: Clever alloys for wider light emission
The optical properties of quantum dots can be extended to new wavelengths through the addition of deposited surface alloys
Impact Case Study | 8 May 2019
Materials imaging: Dyeing to see a difference
Scientists have developed a fluorescence imaging-based method for characterizing the chemical diversity within a metal–organic framework
Impact Case Study | 17 April 2019
Genetic study uncovers Ehlers-Danlos syndrome mutation
Scientists find links between a rare connective tissue disorder and mutations in a wound-healing gene called AEBP1.
Impact Case Study | 2 April 2019
A desert harvest
An energy efficient method for collecting vapour in arid environments could bring relief to regions in drought.
Impact Case Study | 17 March 2019
No sweat: Biosensors for easier testing
Biosensors could soon be attached to wearable items, such as contact lenses and smart watches, to measure sugar levels in sweat, tears and saliva.
Impact Case Study | 3 March 2019
Shedding light on perovskite solar cell materials
Studies identify photovoltaic technologies with high efficiency, low cost and long stability.
Impact Case Study | 26 February 2019
Unlocking the origin of a severe neurological disorder
Gene sequencing brings the origin of a fatal neurological genetic disease to light.
Impact Case Study | 17 February 2019
Extracting water from thin air
New synthetic crystals could offer those living in deserts a cost effective and efficient way to extract water from the air.
Impact Case Study | 23 September 2018
Camels susceptible to MERS-CoV re-infection
A nine-month assessment of MERS infection in camels could inform vaccination strategies.
Impact Case Study | 22 September 2018
Plastics combine forces to create super-polymer
Glass fibre reinforcement helps bring together two household plastics to form a tough new composite material.
Impact Case Study | 21 September 2018
Selecting ions for better solar cells
Switching the ions in perovskites can significantly influence their performance in solar cells.
Impact Case Study | 20 September 2018
Uncovering the elusive causes of fetal death
Molecular autopsy reveals gene variants not previously associated with pregnancy loss and diseases.
Impact Case Study | 19 September 2018
DNA holds new hope for MERS vaccine
Genetic material expressing the virus’ spikes induces the production of broadly neutralizing antibodies in mice.
Impact Case Study | 16 September 2018
A force to reckon with
Synthetic molecular springs recover from stretching and warping with a speed and force that rivals naturally evolved proteins.
Impact Case Study | 15 September 2018
Mechanisms explain heart protection of diabetes drug
A type II diabetes drug alters molecular pathways, explaining why it also protects against cardiovascular disease.
Impact Case Study | 12 September 2018
Uncovering autism genetics in Arabs
Saudi Human Genome Project discovers mutations linked to autism in Saudi families.
Impact Case Study | 10 September 2018
Setting standards for next-generation solar power
As revolutionary perovskite solar cells near commercial readiness, researchers are increasing efforts to assess their stability.
Impact Case Study | 19 June 2018
Loss of cellular ‘caretakers’ causes fatal infant brain disorder
A rare genetic mutation undermines brain development and function by blocking brain cell communication.
Impact Case Study | 18 June 2018
The fourth culprit for Larsen Syndrome
Saudi scientists identify a new gene implicated in the complex musculo-skeletal and eye condition known as Larsen syndrome.
Impact Case Study | 16 June 2018
Unlocking a game-changing future for crude oil
Splitting hydrocarbons into hydrogen and carbon offers a way to exploit the energy available from crude oil without releasing carbon dioxide.
Impact Case Study | 15 June 2018
The future is clear for gas storage solutions
Producing metal-organic frameworks as glasses offers new possibilities for exploiting their impressive gas storage, separation and catalytic properties.
Impact Case Study | 13 June 2018
Hot on the trail of bone cancer recurrence
Loading a component of chilli peppers on to a scaffold for bone repair could help prevent the recurrence of bone cancer.
Impact Case Study | 10 June 2018
The liver’s role in malaria survival
Researchers are trying to understand how vaccine-driven chemical modifications of liver DNA help mice recover from malaria.
Impact Case Study | 15 February 2018
Building a molecular lasso
A synthetic molecule with a loop and tail forms a reversibly switching molecular lasso with potential uses in nanoscale applications.
Impact Case Study | 29 November 2017
Layered LEDs show promise
Improved LEDs could lead to more efficient solar cells.
Impact Case Study | 28 November 2017
An eco-friendly pesticides sponge
A new porous material can hold and slowly release chemicals; a property that can reduce the detrimental effects of pesticides.