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Nano-channel disentangles knotted DNA

Nano
DNA just like hair has a tendency to become knotted thus it may be useful to disentangle it Unfortunately it is not possible to actively choose at random or better in one solution the filaments ... - Read More

Engineering cells for more efficient biofuel production

In the search for renewable alternatives to gasoline heavy alcohols such as isobutanol are promising candidates Not only do they contain more energy than ethanol but they are also more compatible with existing gasoline based ... - Read More

How predictable is evolution?

Bacteria, bacteria
Understanding how and why diversification occurs is important for understanding why there are so many species on Earth In a new study published on 19 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology researchers show ... - Read More

Microbial biorefinery provides new insight into how bacteria regulate genes

Genes, Bacteria, Genes, bacteria
Digesting lignin a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic chemical switch ... - Read More

Wild plants are infected with many viruses and still thrive

Researchers have studied viruses as agents of disease in humans domestic animals and plants but a study of plant viruses in the wild may point to a more cooperative benevolent role of the microbe according ... - Read More

Scientists explore new technologies that remove atmospheric carbon dioxide

Atmospheric
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More

Not your conventional nucleic acids: Spherical nucleic acids have novel properties that are perfect for biomedical applications

Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a world renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application has invented and developed a powerful material that could revolutionize biomedicine spherical nucleic acids SNAs Share This See Also Genes ... - Read More

Forging a new periodic table using nanostructures: Artificial atoms and bonds provide a new set of building blocks for future materials

Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a leader in nanotechnology research and its application has developed a completely new set of building blocks that is based on nanoparticles and DNA Using these tools scientists will be ... - Read More

Microbes team up to boost plants' stress tolerance

While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More

Understanding why cells stick

cells, cells
Research carried out by scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures an essential function in ... - Read More

Understanding why cells stick: 'Cyclic mechanical reinforcement' extends longevity of bonds between cells

cells, cells
Research carried out by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures an essential function ... - Read More

Tough, light and strong: Lessons from nature could lead to the creation of new materials

New materials
In a sweeping review of the field of bio inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb 15 issue of the journal Science two engineers at the University of California San Diego identify three characteristics of ... - Read More

Nanosensors support skin cancer therapy

therapy, Nanosensors, cancer
Malignant melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer In more than 50 percent of affected patients a particular mutation plays an important role As the life span of the patients carrying the mutation ... - Read More

'Bionic proteins': Nano-machines recreate protein activities

Nano
Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna developed nano machines which recreate principal activities of proteins They present the first versatile and modular ... - Read More

Nano-machines for 'bionic proteins'

Nano
Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna developed nano machines which recreate principal activities of proteins They present the first versatile and modular ... - Read More

A war without end, with Earth's carbon cycle held in the balance

earth, carbon, Earth, Carbon
The greatest battle in Earth's history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years it isn't over yet and until now no one knew it existed scientists reported February 13 in the journal ... - Read More

Sustainable new catalysts fueled by a single proton

Chemists at Boston College have designed a new class of catalysts triggered by the charge of a single proton the team reports in the most recent edition of the journal Nature The simple organic molecules ... - Read More

Self-assembling, origami-inspired particles

Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry
The nanotechnology research space is rapidly growing with vast implications for the healthcare consumer electronics surveillance and defense industries However a major limitation to this research is the ability to create particles that vary in ... - Read More

Light-emitting bioprobe fits in a single cell

cell, Light, Light, cell
If engineers at Stanford have their way biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells without harm to the host Welcome ... - Read More

Stem cell breakthrough could lead to new bone repair therapies on nanoscale surfaces

therapies
Scientists at the University of Southampton have created a new method to generate bone cells which could lead to revolutionary bone repair therapies for people with bone fractures or those who need hip replacement surgery ... - Read More
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