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Screening sunscreens: protecting the biomechanical barrier of skin from ultraviolet radiation damage

The uppermost layer of human skin, known as the stratum corneum (SC), is the most important physical barrier between the human body and the environment and plays a surprisingly acute role in the mechanical function of full

Evolutionary steps in the emergence of life have come into view

Human beings have had a keen interest for many years, on the way how life emerged and the reason why we are on the Earth. When researchers face up to the problem on the origin of life,

Single crystalline tantalum oxychloride microcubes

Tantalum oxides usually refer to a class of substances deriving from Ta2O5, and have advantages of high dielectric constant, big refractive index, low internal stress, as well as large bandgap and resistivity. These advantages endow them with

Balanced prediction of protein secondary structure

Proteins by its three-dimensional (3D) structure play significant roles in the biological processes within the cell. Thus, it is important to understand the 3D structures of a protein. However, accurate prediction of the 3D structure of a

How selenium is incorporated into proteins: structural view of selenocysteine ‘recoding’

Selenium is an essential micronutrient for human health. It is present in proteins as a special amino acid, selenocysteine, which is the so-called 21st amino acid. Selenocysteine resembles serine and cysteine, where the selenium atom (Se) replaces

Cerium loading into Zr-Metal Organic Frameworks, a new strategy for redox catalysis

Porous solids are a class of material with high scientific and technological significance. Porosity permits molecules to access the surface and the bulk of the solid. MOFs or Metal-Organic Frameworks are hybrid organic/inorganic materials that are the