Biomedical writer Aimee Cunningham is on her second tour at Science News. From 2005 to 2007, she covered chemistry, environmental science, biology and materials science for Science News.  Between stints Aimee was a freelance writer for outlets such as NPR and Scientific American Mind. She has a degree in English from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in science journalism from New York University. She received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism from the Endocrine Society for the article "Hormone replacement makes sense for some menopausal women."

All Stories by Aimee Cunningham

  1. Materials Science

    Microbe holds fast

    A common aquatic microbe makes a sticky substance that produces the strongest biological adhesion ever discovered.

  2. Picking Pathways: Small molecule boosts morphine effect

    Some small molecules affect specific pathways in one of the body's most common cell-regulating systems.

  3. Chemistry

    Dynamic Duo: Two catalysts build valuable carbon chains

    By combining the power of two well-known reactions, chemists have devised a way to alter the length of linear carbon chains.

  4. Materials Science

    Wired Viruses: New electrodes could make better batteries

    With the aid of a bacteria-infecting virus, researchers have engineered cobalt oxide-and-gold nanowires that can be used as electrodes for lithium-ion batteries.

  5. Materials Science

    Spin City

    Researchers are using a technique called electrospinning to create fibrous mats that have potential applications in drug delivery, wound care, and tissue engineering.

  6. Materials Science

    Making the Most of It

    A recent crop of studies demonstrates how nature finds strength in unlikely places.

  7. Chemistry

    Busted bonds

    The tenacious bonds between two carbon atoms can be broken in a surprisingly simple process.

  8. Tech

    Viral building blocks

    Proteins taken from a spherical virus and combined with pieces of DNA can form tubular nanostructures, researchers report.

  9. Chemistry

    Fragment foils Alzheimer’s protein

    Researchers have synthesized a protein fragment that, in test tubes, disrupts the formation of the fiber networks suspected to cause Alzheimer's disease.

  10. Chemistry

    Spore-detecting diving board

    Researchers have demonstrated a new way to detect bacteria.

  11. Gold-Metal Results: Compounds block immune proteins

    Metals such as platinum and gold keep certain proteins from stimulating the body's immune response.

  12. Tech

    Tiny ticker

    Researchers have demonstrated that they can control how frequently a DNA-based nanodevice changes between two forms.