Life-saving vaccines awarded
Nature Materials, Published online: 04 December 2023; doi:10.1038/s41563-023-01770-3The fundamental discoveries that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 were awarded with this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine.
Taming CAR T cell therapy toxicity
Nature Materials, Published online: 30 November 2023; doi:10.1038/s41563-023-01742-7Post-infusion poly(ethylene glycol) surface modification of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered T cells and a subcutaneous chemokine-adsorbing hydrogel address cytokine release syndrome and the neurotoxicity side effects of CAR T cell therapy against tumours.
Auxetic piezoelectric effect in heterostructures
Nature Materials, Published online: 30 November 2023; doi:10.1038/s41563-023-01736-5Piezoelectrics have longitudinal and transverse piezoelectric coefficients that are opposite in sign. Here, by tuning the interface inversion asymmetry in heterostructures, auxetic systems with positive longitudinal and transverse coefficients are realized, with expansion or contraction along all directions in an electric field.
Multistep magnetization switching in orthogonally twisted ferromagnetic monolayers
Nature Materials, Published online: 30 November 2023; doi:10.1038/s41563-023-01735-6The authors present magnetotransport measurements to demonstrate multistep magnetization switching in orthogonally twisted CrSBr ferromagnetic monolayers.
Regulating genes with stiffness
Nature Materials, Published online: 28 November 2023; doi:10.1038/s41563-023-01748-1Regulating genes with stiffness