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Macromolecular shredder for RNA: Researchers unravel the structure of the machinery for RNA disposal

RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA
Much in the same way as we use shredders to destroy documents that are no longer useful or that contain potentially damaging information cells use molecular machines to degrade unwanted or defective macromolecules Scientists of ... - Read More

Scientists turn toxic by-product into biofuel booster

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More

Quantum microscope for living biology

Biology
A team of Australian scientists has developed a powerful microscope using the laws of quantum mechanics to probe the inner workings of living cells Share This See Also Microbiology Biology Cell Biology Physics Quantum Physics ... - Read More

Newly discovered plant structure may lead to improved biofuel processing

Plant
When Li Tan approached his colleagues at the University of Georgia with some unusual data he had collected they initially seemed convinced that his experiment had become contaminated what he was seeing simply didn't make ... - Read More

Giving transplanted cells a nanotech checkup

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have devised a way to detect whether cells previously transplanted into a living animal are alive or dead an innovation they say is likely to speed the development of cell replacement ... - Read More

Giant carbon molecules for sustainable technologies

Carbon
Scientists in the joint research project FUNgraphen are pinning their hopes for new technologies on a particular form of carbon They have developed new carbon macromolecules and molecular carbon composite materials with special properties The ... - Read More

Mystery surrounding the harnessing of fusion energy unlocked

Fusion
The research of a multi institutional team from the U S Japan and France led by Predrag S Krstic of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences and Jean Paul Allain of Purdue University has answered ... - Read More

A possible answer for protection against chemical/biological agents, fuel leaks, and coffee stains

A recent discovery funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research AFOSR may very well lead to a process that not only benefits every uniformed service member of the Department of Defense but everyone ... - Read More

Flat boron by the numbers: Researchers calculate what it would take to make new two-dimensional material

Material, Material
It would be a terrible thing if laboratories striving to grow graphene from carbon atoms kept winding up with big pesky diamonds Share This See Also Graphene Materials Science Spintronics Physics Nanotechnology Chemistry Carbon nanotube ... - Read More

Physicists shine a light on particle assembly

Light, Light
New York University physicists have developed a method for moving microscopic particles with the flick of a light switch Their work reported in the journal Science relies on a blue light to prompt colloids to ... - Read More

Discovery in synthetic biology takes us a step closer to new 'industrial revolution'

Biology
Scientists report that they have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new 'parts' for microscopic biological factories from 2 days to only 6 hours Share This See Also Biochemistry ... - Read More

Routes towards defect-free graphene

Carbon
A new way of growing graphene without the defects that weaken it and prevent electrons from flowing freely within it could open the way to large scale manufacturing of graphene based devices with applications in ... - Read More

Protein origami: Quick folders are the best

Protein, Protein
The evolutionary history of proteins shows that protein folding is an important factor Especially the speed of protein folding plays a key role This was the result of a computer analysis carried out by researchers ... - Read More

Biologistics: How fast do chemical trains move in living cells?

The rate of chemical processes in cells is dictated by the speed of movement diffusion of molecules needed for a given reaction Using a versatile method developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the ... - Read More

Nanoparticles that look and act like cells

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
By cloaking nanoparticles in the membranes of white blood cells scientists at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute may have found a way to prevent the body from recognizing and destroying them before they deliver their ... - Read More

Gap geometry grasped: New algorithm elucidates structure of liquids and how they flow through porous media

Structure, Structure
A new algorithm could help understand the structure of liquids and how they flow through porous media Share This See Also Nature of Water Biochemistry Organic Chemistry Computer Programming Mathematics Software Molecule Volume Earth science ... - Read More

Bioelectric signals can be used to detect early cancer

Membrane, Membrane
Biologists at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences have discovered a bioelectric signal that can identify cells that are likely to develop into tumors The researchers also found that they could lower the incidence ... - Read More

Snails signal a humid Mediterranean

An international team of researchers has shown that old wives' tales that snails can tell us about the weather should not be dismissed too hastily Share This See Also Marine Biology Nature Biology Weather Global ... - Read More

Deforestation triggers carbon collapse of tropical peatlands

Deforested tropical peatlands are haemorrhaging carbon from deep within their peat soils with consequences for the release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere according to new research by The Open University and partners published January ... - Read More

First artificial enzyme created by evolution in a test tube

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago when life on earth began to evolve long before ... - Read More
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