Daily Archives: March 27, 2016

Graphene: a nonlinear two-dimensional spring network

Graphene is one of the strongest materials in the world, which has an elastic modulus of 1.0 TPa and an intrinsic strength of 130 GPa (about 100 times of steel). Due to its nanoscale thickness, Graphene can

Who will speak for me?

People generally don’t like to think about how their life may end and few consider the possibility of dying in a hospital intensive care environment connected to tubes and monitors where they are unable to express their

Reconstruction of chromosomal structures

Under a certain approximation, the following simplified format can be adopted. DNA is considered as a very long sequence in the {A,C,T,G} alphabet. Certain regions of the sequence with specific positions have a particular role and are

Animal-free platforms for the efficient and accurate prediction of kidney toxicity in humans

Tens of thousands of chemicals are used in food, cosmetics and consumer products. In addition, humans are exposed to drugs and environmental toxicants. Safety testing based on animals is too slow and too costly for screening the

A promising novel drug for breast cancer

The reason cancer is so difficult to treat is that cancer cells are our own cells running wild, which means that they generally do not make any protein or other molecule that normal cells don’t make.  This