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May 24, 2017

Artificial melanin gets into the skin

Polydopamine nanoparticles could protect skin cells from DNA damage caused by ultraviolet radiation

May 22, 2017

Artificial ovary restores fertility in mice

3-D printed scaffold with tight angles and small pores stabilizes ovarian follicles

May 22, 2017

‘DNA slingshot’ targets drug delivery

Molecular machines built with synthetic DNA and antibodies could have applications in medicine

May 22, 2017

Plant-derived compounds block sperm tail whipping

Triterpenoids could act as contraceptives by inhibiting activation of sperm calcium channel

May 18, 2017

New role in cells suggested for ATP

Known as an energy carrier, molecule can also solubilize proteins

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