Ulcers from diabetes? New shoe insole could provide healing on-the-go

Diabetes can lead to ulcers that patients don’t even feel or notice until the sight of blood. And because ulcers can’t heal on their own, 14 to 24 percent of diabetics in the U.S. who experience them end up losing their toes, foot or leg. Purdue University researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for the 15 percent of Americans who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes.


2018 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize Announced

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Hortense Le Ferrand has been selected to receive the 2018 MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication.


Engineering nature to make materials

New research published within MRS Bulletin explores how materials engineers are 'hacking life' using synthetic biology. This exciting new research could lead to sustainable solutions that benefit the health and technology industries.


Quantum materials pave the path for synthetic neuroscience

Exciting new research published in MRS Bulletin reveals how quantum materials are being used within the field of neuroscience to demystify the inner workings of the human brain.


Porous Carbon and Carbonaceous Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Growing awareness of increasing global population and energy demand, diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, proliferating environmental pollution, and climate change has driven rapid developments in materials research in energy conversion and storage.


MRS President Sean Hearne on advocating on behalf of the materials research community

Many of us receive at least some, if not all, of our research funds from governmental agencies. These grants may be for advancing the forefronts of existing technologies or for creating a new phase of matter or compound for yet-to-be-discovered applications.


Perspectives on Crinkle-Ruga Structures and Their Novel Properties

Mechanical deformations, such as buckling, crumpling, wrinkling, and delamination, are usually considered threats to mechanical integrity, which are to be avoided or reduced in the design of materials and structures.


Calling all postdocs … find out more about the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize

Professional societies, such as the Materials Research Society (MRS), are making strides toward helping postdoctoral researchers in their careers. MRS has instituted postdoctoral awards and other opportunities to engage postdocs, including involvement in various volunteer activities within MRS, publications, and conferences.