Deep in the heart of synthetic biology are the proteins that make it tick Protein engineering is the crucial pulse of the booming relatively new scientific discipline Scientists grow harvest and reprogram proteins to become ... - Read More
Since the determination of the molecular structure of myoglobin in 1957 X ray crystallography has been the defining tool of structural biology allowing researchers to determine the structure and hence the function of tens of ... - Read More
University of Adelaide research has uncovered how the metal cadmium which is accumulating in the food chain causes toxicity in living cells Published in the journal Nature Communications this research has shown how cadmium disrupts ... - Read More
The mechanical basis of mitosis has only been understood in fragments so far Scientists at Technische Universität Dresden have now been able to add another piece to the puzzle of cell biological mechanisms as they ... - Read More
While studying a ground nesting bird population near El Reno Okla a University of Oklahoma led research team found that stress during a severe weather outbreak of May 31 2013 had manifested itself into malformations ... - Read More
For the first time researchers have produced a 3 D image revealing part of the inner structure of an intact infectious virus using a unique X ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National ... - Read More
Here's the rub with friction scientists don't really know how it works Sure humans have been harnessing the power of friction since rubbing two sticks together to build the first fire but the physics of ... - Read More
A team of University of Rhode Island engineers led by Professor Mohammad Faghri has created a new paper based platform for conducting a wide range of complex medical diagnostics The key development was the invention ... - Read More
A novel nucleating agent that builds on the concept of molecularly imprinted polymers MIPs could allow crystallographers access to proteins and other biological macromolecules that are usually reluctant to form crystals The semi liquid non ... - Read More
Months of lab work has led to this chilly day by Florida standards with four small wheeled robots moving around the parking lot outside the Launch Control Center while their leader Kurt Leucht keeps electronic ... - Read More
A prototype quantum radar that has the potential to detect objects which are invisible to conventional systems has been developed by an international research team led by a quantum information scientist at the University of ... - Read More
From a practical standpoint the wiring of the human eye a product of our evolutionary baggage doesn't make a lot of sense In vertebrates photoreceptors are located behind the neurons in the back of the ... - Read More
Mo Rastgaar is poised to take a giant step forward in the development of a better prosthetic ankle The Michigan Technological University mechanical engineer and his team have already developed a prototype that can provide ... - Read More
Rising soil temperatures significantly affect autumn leaves and consequently the food web appearance and biochemical makeup of the lakes and ponds those leaves fall into a Dartmouth College led study finds The study is one ... - Read More
A Scripps Institution of Oceanography led study on how natural and human made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect the iconic blue ... - Read More
Delivering the capability to image nanostructures and chemical reactions down to nanometer resolution requires a new class of x ray microscope that can perform precision microscopy experiments using ultra bright x rays from the National ... - Read More
Next to global warming ocean acidification is currently considered as the second major carbon dioxide problem With the increase of carbon dioxide CO2 in the atmosphere larger quantities of the gas are getting into the ... - Read More
Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have devised an efficient way to obtain electrical energy and hydrogen by using a wastewater treatment process The proposed system published in Water Research uses bacteria which consumes ... - Read More
Researchers at the University of California Riverside have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed ... - Read More
In an article published in Nature Communications an international collaboration of scientists around Dr Nathalie Picqué Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig Maximilians Universität München describes a reliable new technique of producing a ... - Read More
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