Photosynthesis is one of the most important processes in nature The complex method by which all green plants harvest sunlight and thereby produce the oxygen in our air is still not fully understood Researchers have ... - Read More
An international team of bioengineers has boosted the ability of bacteria to produce isopentenol a compound with desirable gasoline properties The finding published in mBio® the online open access journal of the American Society for ... - Read More
The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis The 'Swiss cheese' structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and ... - Read More
Antibodies in charge of recognizing and homing in on molecular targets are among the most useful tools in biology and medicine Nanobodies antibodies' tiny cousins can do the same tasks for example marking molecules for ... - Read More
A study in which the Membrane Nanomechanics group led by the Ikerbasque lecturer Dr Vadim Frolov at the Biophysics Unit of the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country has participated suggests that single wall ... - Read More
Released 3 Nov 2014 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Rockefeller University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Antibodies in charge of recognizing and homing in on molecular targets ... - Read More
In the on going effort to develop advanced biofuels as a clean green and sustainable source of liquid transportation fuels researchers at the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Joint BioEnergy Institute JBEI have ... - Read More
A world without plants would be a world without oxygen uninhabitable for us and for many creatures We know plants release oxygen by absorbing carbon dioxide and breaking down water using sunlight through the process ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that co opts an immune system already present in bacteria and archaea to turn off specific genes or sets of genes creating a powerful tool ... - Read More
Lab grown tissues could one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints including articular cartilage tendons and ligaments Cartilage for example is a hard material that caps the ends of bones ... - Read More
Architecture imitates life at least when it comes to those spiral ramps in multistory parking garages Stacked and connecting parallel levels the ramps are replications of helical structures found in a ubiquitous membrane structure in ... - Read More
A research team led by Brigham and Women's Hospital BWH has developed and tested a novel nanoparticle platform that efficiently delivers clinically important proteins in vivo in initial proof of concept tests Nanoparticles which are ... - Read More
Cancer diagnostics and treatment options could be drastically improved with the creation of a 'designer' nanodevice being developed by researchers from the UK Italy the US and Argentina The diagnostic 'nanodecoder' which will consist of ... - Read More
Released 22 Oct 2014 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom Weizmann Institute of Science more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Biological Chemistry 2014 289 29014 29029Oct ... - Read More
Iron is the most abundant trace element in humans As a cofactor of certain proteins it plays an essential role in oxygen transport and metabolism Due to the major importance of iron in a wide ... - Read More
For the first time researchers have succeeded to detect a single hydrogen atom using magnetic resonance imaging which signifies a huge increase in the technology's spatial resolution In the future single atom MRI could be ... - Read More
The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires called microbial nanowires has been mired in controversy for a decade but the ... - Read More
The proteins that drive DNA replication the force behind cellular growth and reproduction are some of the most complex machines on Earth The multistep replication process involves hundreds of atomic scale moving parts that rapidly ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of California Berkeley have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a smart material that is extremely sensitive to its environment This marriage of materials science and biology ... - Read More
The discovery of a cellular snooze button has allowed a team of Michigan State University scientists to potentially improve biofuel production and offer insight on the early stages of cancer The discovery that the protein ... - Read More
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