Interdisciplinary Research

News and developments from the field of interdisciplinary research.

Among other topics, you can find stimulating reports and articles related to microsystems, emotions research, futures research and stratospheric research.

The colour blue in the world of flowers

International study explores its rarity … Blue is the favourite colour of more people in the world than any other, and the “blue flower” is considered a symbol of romantic…

Like an artificial nervous system

Interdisciplinary research team in RTG “Materials for Brain” produces extremely conductive hydrogel for medical applications. Due to their tissue-like mechanical properties, hydrogels are being increasingly used for biomedical applications; a…

Its curvature foreshadows the next financial bubble

An international team of interdisciplinary researchers has identified mathematical metrics to characterize the fragility of financial markets. Their paper “Network geometry and market instability“ sheds light on the higher-order architecture…

One step closer to unlocking mysteries of the bio/nano interface

Proteins choreograph the infinitesimal dance of living cells and functional biomaterials. An interdisciplinary research team at Lehigh University has unraveled how functional biomaterials rely upon an interfacial protein layer to…

Virtual reality helping to treat fear of heights

Researchers from the University of Basel have developed a virtual reality app for smartphones to reduce fear of heights. Now, they have conducted a clinical trial to study its efficacy….

UTEP researchers make discoveries to better understand SARS-CoV-2 virus

An effort led by Lin Li, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics at The University of Texas at El Paso, in collaboration with students and faculty from Howard University, has identified…

Neither liquid nor solid

While glass is a truly ubiquitous material that we use on a daily basis, it also represents a major scientific conundrum. Contrary to what one might expect, the true nature…

A new method for the functionalization of graphene

INRS professor Federico Rosei collaborated with an international research team to modify the properties of graphene for its use in electronics. An international research team involving Professor Federico Rosei of…

Researchers identify the physical mechanism that can kill bacteria with gold nanoparticles

The research, involving URV researcher Vladimir Baulin, opens the door to the development of new bactericide materials as an alternative to antibiotics. Finding alternatives to antibiotics is one of the…

It’s all about the right balance

Collaborative work of research groups at the University of Würzburg and the TU Dresden has provided important new insights for cancer research. During cell division specific target proteins have to…

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