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MoS2: The impact of defects on its properties

Researchers at the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), have shown that defects in monolayer molybdenum disulphide (MO 2 ) exhibit electrical switching, providing new insights into the electrical properties of this material. As MoS is one of the most promising 2D semiconductors, it is expected that these results will contribute to its future use in opto-electronics. Analysis of atomically thin MoS2 reveals how defects behave and relate to MoS2's anomalies.

Innovative Plaque-resisting Dental Material can Kill Microbes

A new study published in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces evaluated a new dental material tethered with an antimicrobial compound that can not only kill bacteria but can also resist biofilm growth. In addition, unlike some drug-infused materials, it is effective with minimal toxicity to the surrounding tissue, as it contains a low dose of the antimicrobial agent that kills only the bacteria that come in contact with it.

Study Shows Exercise Alone may not Protect Your Knees

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose weight through diet and exercise or dietary alone, according to a new MRI study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

NHS data: Incidence of brain injury in babies estimated for the first time

The researchers analyzed data on babies born between 2010 and 2015 to assess the number that may have sustained brain injury at or soon after birth. They used routinely recorded NHS data and so were able to measure the incidence rate of brain injury in newborns without any additional workload for doctors or nurses. Ultimately, this research could lead to a better understanding of how to prevent brain injury in preterm and full-term babies.