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New materials: Brilliant white without pigments

Nanostructured polymer foil appears white without environmentally hazardous titanium dioxide -- Beetle's chitin scales used as a modelCredit: Julia Syurik, KIT Polymer foils that are extremely thin and characterized by a high light…

New 3D cultured cells mimic the progress of NASH

Credit: T. Usui / TUAT A research team led by scientists from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan, has successfully established 3D cultured tissue that mimics liver fibrosis, a key characteristic of…

Plant disease primarily spreads via roadsides

Credit: Elina Numminen An analysis based on mathematical statistics more precise than those previously carried out uncovered the reason why powdery mildew fungi on Åland are most abundant in roadsides and crossings. Identified…