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Stunning Zinc Fireworks When Egg Meets Sperm

Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks ” one wave after another found a Northwestern ... - Read More

Basic rules for construction with a type of origami

Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane but the principles behind the paper folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic device for a blood ... - Read More

'Trojan horse' proteins: step forward for nanoparticle-based anti-cancer, anti-dementia therapeutic approaches

Scientists at Brunel University London have found a way of targeting hard to reach cancers and degenerative diseases using nanoparticles but without causing the damaging side effects the treatment normally brings In a huge step ... - Read More

Easy measurement of the effect of fine dust

Fine dusts from industry traffic and households are omnipresent Still they are difficult to capture by reliable medical measurements KIT researchers have now developed an exposure system by means of which biological cells are exposed ... - Read More

2D images as new tool for cancer prevention

Portuguese researchers have developed a new method which from images of a protein in a population of cells quantifies its distribution how much there is and where in the cell for that population The discovery ... - Read More

Football players found to have brain damage from mild 'unreported' concussions

A new enhanced MRI diagnostic approach was for the first time able to identify significant damage to the blood brain barrier BBB of professional football players following unreported trauma or mild concussions Published in the ... - Read More

An inside job: Designer nanoparticles infiltrate, kill cancer cells from within

UC nanoparticle designs target and treat early stage cancer cells by killing those cells with heat delivered from inside the cell itself Normal cells are thus left unaffected by the treatment regimen Conventional treatment seeks ... - Read More

Researchers Characterize a Protein Mutation That Alters Tissue Development in Males Before Birth

molecular struts and girders that function in support of an angular DNA bending surface ” Racca explained “Just as the flying buttresses of Gothic cathedrals ensure their structural stability the aromatic buttress of SRY is ... - Read More

On the Trail of Proteins: Scientists electrochemically detect protein binding on semiconductors

Scientists from Heidelberg University in collaboration with researchers from the University of Gießen have succeeded in electrochemically detecting protein binding on semiconductor materials for the first time thanks to a newly developed investigative method based ... - Read More

X-ray vision of photosynthesis: New technique facilitates analysis of biomolecules in a near-natural state

Photosynthesis is one of the most important processes in nature The complex method by which all green plants harvest sunlight and thereby produce the oxygen in our air is still not fully understood Researchers have ... - Read More

'Swiss cheese' membrane with adjustable holes

The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis The 'Swiss cheese' structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and ... - Read More

Nanotubes could serve as 'universal scaffolding' for cell membrane channels

A study in which the Membrane Nanomechanics group led by the Ikerbasque lecturer Dr Vadim Frolov at the Biophysics Unit of the UPV EHU University of the Basque Country has participated suggests that single wall ... - Read More

Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel consisting of short carbon nanotubes which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny ... - Read More

Ion adsorption matter in biology

Date October 30 2014 Source Springer Summary Biological membranes are mainly composed of lipid bilayers Gaining a better understanding of adsorption of solution ions onto lipid membranes helps clarify functional processes in biological cells A ... - Read More

Biology meets geometry: Geometry of a common cellular structure explored

Architecture imitates life at least when it comes to those spiral ramps in multistory parking garages Stacked and connecting parallel levels the ramps are replications of helical structures found in a ubiquitous membrane structure in ... - Read More

Structure of an iron-transport protein revealed

Iron is the most abundant trace element in humans As a cofactor of certain proteins it plays an essential role in oxygen transport and metabolism Due to the major importance of iron in a wide ... - Read More

New 'lab-on-a-chip' could revolutionize early diagnosis of cancer

Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called exosomes Indeed Popular Science magazine named exosome based cancer diagnostics one of the 20 breakthroughs ... - Read More

Smallest world record has ‘endless possibilities’ for bio-nanotechnology

Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio nanotechnology a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science technology and medicine The new study published in print ... - Read More

Skin pigment renders sun's UV radiation harmless using projectiles

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and other institutions have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays The skin pigment converts the UV ... - Read More

Boosting biofuel: Yeast made to tolerate high levels of ethanol, making them more productive

Yeast are commonly used to transform corn and other plant materials into biofuels such as ethanol However large concentrations of ethanol can be toxic to yeast which has limited the production capacity of many yeast ... - Read More
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