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Computer model enables design of complex DNA shapes

MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex three dimensional DNA shapes ever produced including rings bowls and geometric structures such as icosahedrons that resemble viral ... - Read More

Biochemists build largest synthetic molecular 'cage' ever

UCLA biochemists have created the largest ever protein that self assembles into a molecular cage The research could lead to synthetic vaccines that protect people from the flu HIV and other diseases At a size ... - Read More

Molecules that came in handy for first life on Earth

For the first time chemists have successfully produced amino acid like molecules that all have the same 'handedness' from simple building blocks and in a single test tube Could this be how life started On ... - Read More

Inexpensive, easy way to filter arsenic from water

A University of Florida professor has developed a quick cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world's most common pollutants arsenic Bin Gao's team used iron enhanced carbon cooked from hickory ... - Read More

Potent Spider Toxin 'Electrocutes' German, Not American, Cockroaches

suggests that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees A summary of the research led by Frank Bosmans Ph D an assistant professor of physiology at the Johns ... - Read More

Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command

A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign demonstrated a class of walking bio bots powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical ... - Read More

Recovering metals and minerals from waste

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

New Drugs for Bad Bugs

got out as well A Trojan HorseGiven the flaming wrecks littering the landscape of antibiotic discovery it took a certain amount of courage to try again And yet people did Wencewicz was particularly inspired by ... - Read More

Loss of biodiversity limits toxin degradation

You might not think of microbes when you consider biodiversity but it turns out that even a moderate loss of less than 5% of soil microbes may compromise some key ecosystem functions and could lead ... - Read More

Sorting Good Germs From Bad, in the Bacterial World

Released 12 3 2013 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences more news from this source Dec 4 2013 Arizona State University scientists have developed a microfluidic chip ... - Read More

'Nanosponge vaccine' fights MRSA toxins

Toxins, Toxins
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore forming toxin produced by MRSA methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin This nanosponge vaccine enabled the immune systems of ... - Read More

Worldwide ban on flame retardant

Plastics
The flame retardant HBCD may no longer be produced or used This was decided by representatives from over 160 countries in late May at a UN conference on chemicals in Geneva Empa's extensive research on ... - Read More

Ocean fish acquire more mercury at depth

fish, Mercury
Mercury a common industrial toxin is carried through the atmosphere before settling on the ocean and entering the marine food web Now exciting new research from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawai'i ... - Read More

Detection of apple juices and cereals which exceed permitted levels of mycotoxins

Researchers from the University of Granada Spain have analysed the presence of patulin a type of toxin produced by fungi in several commercial apple juices The results show that more than 50% of the samples ... - Read More

Chemists Find New Compounds to Curb Staph Infection

Released 5 23 2013 12 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of Wisconsin Madison more news from this source May 23 2013 MADISON Wis – In an age when microbial pathogens are growing increasingly resistant to ... - Read More

Natural 'keystone molecules' punch over their weight in ecosystems

Naturally occurring keystone molecules that have powerful behavioral effects on diverse organisms often play large but unrecognized roles in structuring ecosystems according to a theory proposed in the June issue of BioScience The authors of ... - Read More

The Human Immune System in Space

When the space shuttle Atlantis touched down in the summer of 2011 at Cape Canaveral closing the book on the U S shuttle program a team of U S Army researchers stood at the ready ... - Read More

When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic

algae, algae
When Gulf of Mexico algae don't get enough nutrients they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and more poisonous to ensure their survival according to a new study by scientists from North Carolina State ... - Read More

Industrial chemicals found in food samples

Industrial chemicals
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth have discovered phthalates industrial chemicals in common foods purchased in the United States Phthalates can be found in a variety of products and ... - Read More

Metal ions regulate terpenoid metabolism in insects

Ions, Metabolism
Max Planck scientists in Jena Germany have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in an important secondary metabolism the terpenoid pathway In the horseradish leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae a single enzyme ... - Read More
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