Inspired by natural materials such as bone a matrix of minerals and other substances including living cells MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials such as gold nanoparticles ... - Read More
This alternative approach to creating artificial organic molecules called bioretrosynthesis was first proposed four years ago by Brian Bachmann associate professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University Now Bachmann and a team of collaborators report that ... - Read More
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We don't often think of them in these terms but our brains global financial markets and groups of friends are all examples of different kinds of complex networks or systems And unlike the kind of ... - Read More
Small protein fragments also called peptides are promising as drugs because they can be designed for very specific functions inside living cells Insulin and the HIV drug Fuzeon are some of the earliest successful examples ... - Read More
A new kind of single dose vaccine that comes in a nasal spray and doesn't require refrigeration could dramatically alter the public health landscape get more people vaccinated around the world and address the looming ... - Read More
is an organ transplant But there are far more patients on waitlists for a transplant than there are donated hearts Even if a patient receives a new heart complications can arise The ideal solution would ... - Read More
the part of the immune system that produces antibodies to fight off a harmful pathogen Later if the person gets infected by that microbe the body immediately knows how to respond But increasingly evidence is ... - Read More
The term a brighter future might be a cliché but in the case of ultra small probes for lighting up individual proteins it is now most appropriate Researchers at the U S Department of Energy ... - Read More
Proteins associated with the regulation of organ size and shape have been found to respond to the mechanics of the microenvironment in ways that specifically affect the decision of adult cardiac stem cells to generate ... - Read More
Plants have many valuable functions They provide food and fuel release the oxygen that we breathe and add beauty to our surroundings Now a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful ... - Read More
When it comes to analyzing cell components or body fluids or developing new medications there is no way around mass spectrometry Mass spectrometry is a highly sensitive method of measurement that has been used for ... - Read More
Scarcity of clean water is one of the most serious global challenges In its spearhead programme VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed energy efficient methods for reuse of water in industrial processes and means ... - Read More
Open feed cut Such is the humdrum life of a motor molecule the subject of new research at Rice University that eats and excretes damaged proteins and turns them into harmless peptides for disposal The ... - Read More
Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute TSRI have devised a greatly improved technique for making amino acids not found in nature These unnatural amino acids traditionally have been very difficult to synthesize but are sought ... - Read More
Move over nanotechnologists and make room for the biggest of the small Scientists at the Harvard's Wyss Institute have built a set of self assembling DNA cages one tenth as wide as a bacterium The ... - Read More
A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins The devices too small to see without a microscope use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic ... - Read More
In a significant advance for the growing field of synthetic biology Rice University bioengineers have created a toolkit of genes and hardware that uses colored lights and engineered bacteria to bring both mathematical predictability and ... - Read More
Using an artificial protein that contains metal researchers at Nagoya University were able to inhibit the growth of a pathogenic bacterium prevalent in hospitals which cause diseases to humans and has a high resistance to ... - Read More
A protein containing a metal complex for blue paint inhibits growth of a pathogenic bacterium through iron deprivation Professor Yoshihito Watanabe WPI ITbM Cooperating Researcher Associate Professor Osami Shoji Ms Chikako Shirataki of Nagoya University ... - Read More
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