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.

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Oct. 14, 2011

Using DNA To Shape Nanostructures

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

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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