Chad Mirkin

Dec. 02, 2011

Hitting The ‘Off’ Switch On Antibiotic Resistance

Nanotechnologist Chad Mirkin discusses next-generation antibiotics that target a bacterium’s DNA.

darpa, antibiotics, medicine, nanotechnology, future

Oct. 14, 2011

Using DNA To Shape Nanostructures

Chemist Chad Mirkin describes advances in using DNA molecules to shape nanoscale crystal structures.

engineering nanomaterials nanotecnology nanoscale crystal structure

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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