Asst. Prof. Bilge Baytekin Received National UNESCO-L’Oreal Award

Asst. Prof. Bilge Baytekin Received National UNESCO-L’Oreal Award

Asst. Prof. Bilge Baytekin of the Department of Chemistry has been presented with a 2015 national UNESCO-L’Oreal Women in Science Award. Dr. Baytekin received her award at a ceremony held in İstanbul on April 9. The UNESCO-L’Oreal Women in Science Program aims to improve the position of women in science by recognizing outstanding women researchers [...]
Peptide delivery system smuggles drugs through blood and into cancer cells

Peptide delivery system smuggles drugs through blood and into cancer cells

Although it may appear that cells rely almost entirely on proteins to maintain their function, this is far from the case: DNA is not merely a repository of genetic information, nor is RNA a simple vehicle for transforming that information into the all-important proteins. Nucleic acids play direct and important roles in regulating cellular activity, [...]
Microfluidic platform snares, quantifies bacteria in a flash

Microfluidic platform snares, quantifies bacteria in a flash

Modern diagnostic methods are sensitive enough to detect infectious agents at miniscule concentrations, but viruses and bacteria can nonetheless elude containment through sheer attrition – the staggering reproductive rates of infective agents help them spread at breakneck speeds, allowing diseases such as jaundice, measles and dengue fever to create epidemics at the drop of a [...]
Superenhancer drains light more efficiently

Superenhancer drains light more efficiently

Although its importance is often underappreciated, light plays a crucial role in modern electronics: Photovoltaic and photodetector systems are integral to the function of a wide array of devices, from cameras and monitors to solar cells and medical equipment. And like many other phenomena, the interaction of light with material structures is altered in the [...]