– Paper with Brazilian participation presents a platform based on gold nanorods that can help in the early diagnosis and treatment of serious diseases such as pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer (Science). Know more.
– Scientists reveal that, in halogen perovskites, movements of the crystal lattice are essential to better understand the properties that make these materials very attractive for applications in the area of energy (Nature Materials). Know more.
– Scientists develop polymeric hydrogel contact lenses with gold nanoparticles that can help people with color blindness distinguish red from green. Produced without paints, these new lenses would be safer and more effective than those available on the market (ACS Nano). Know more.
– Researchers from Brazil produce highly conductive graphene oxide films using a low-cost, low-environmental impact method, and apply the material to sensors for rapid disease diagnosis (Applied Surface Science). Know more.
– A team led by scientists from IFSC-USP (Brazil) and a university in Nigeria develops low-cost nanocomposites, capable of decontaminating waters using solar energy. Know more.
– New computational tool for scientometry allows comparing the impact of scientific production by different authors and evaluate its congruence with the “hot” themes in their area. The software was co-developed by Prof Edgar Zanotto, B-MRS founding member. Know more.
– News article in Nature discusses results of a poll with readers of the journal: 74% want to continue with virtual or hybrid scientific conferences, even when the pandemic is over. Some of the advantages regard the online format that has made participation more accessible. Know more.