DNA "linker" strands coax nano-sized rods to line up in way unlike any other spontaneous arrangement of rod-shaped objects. The arrangement—with the rods forming "rungs" on ladder-like ribbons could result in the fabrication of new nanostructured materials with desired properties.
The results of a clinical trial in Europe of an investigational Lyme disease vaccine co-developed by researchers at Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and at Baxter International Inc. revealed promising results. The vaccine produced substantial antibodies against all targeted species of Borrelia, the causative agent of Lyme disease in Europe and the United States.
Glass is an amorphous solid, consisting of molecules jumbled in disarray. The physical change of a liquid going to an amorphous solid has puzzled scientists for a long time. Synchrotron-based research potentially resolves a long-standing debate about the dynamics of glass formers.