Course set to overcome mismatch between lab-designed nanomaterials and nature's complexity

Advances in nanotechnology have made it possible to control the size, shape, composition, elasticity and chemical properties of laboratory-made nanomaterials. Yet many of these materials do not to function as expected in the body. In new research, the team homes in on biomembranes — the gatekeeping bilipid-layers and proteins surrounding cells. They explore the barriers […]

Scientists uncover connection between post-natal sensory experiences and brain development

New research by neuroscientists sheds light on links between brain growth and sensations experienced by animals soon after birth. The researchers have identified a form of neural feedback in zebrafish that could link development of the body with that of the brain. The findings suggest mobility restrictions or insufficient sensory stimuli impact the production of […]