Proteins are basic building blocks of life The chemistry and structure of proteins are essential for their biological function Indeed the structure of proteins determines their mechanical and catalytic properties e g enzymes Such functions ... - Read More
Membrane proteins are the gatekeepers that allow information and molecules to pass into and out of a cell Until recently the microscopic study of these complex proteins has been restricted due to limitations of force ... - Read More
Resolving a fundamental question in cell biology and showing off the powers of new high resolution 3 D imaging NIH scientists have discovered where the Golgi apparatus which sorts newly synthesized proteins for transport inside ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Houston have found a catalyst that can quickly generate hydrogen from water using sunlight potentially creating a clean and renewable source of energy Their research published online Sunday in Nature ... - Read More
University of Oregon chemists studying the structure of ligand stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability The information they say could help to maintain a desired integral property in nanoparticles used ... - Read More
Simple imaging devices modified to inexpensive mini microscopes are the new weapon in fight against tropical infectious diseases show the researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM University of Helsinki and Karolinska Institutet ... - Read More
Listen up nickel titanium and all you other shape memory alloys there's a new kid on the block that just claimed the championship for elasticity and is primed to take over the shape memory apps ... - Read More
A team of researchers from the IMP Vienna together with collaborators from the Vienna University of Technology established a new microscopy technique which greatly enhances resolution in the third dimension In a simple set up ... - Read More
Cyanobacteria found in just about every ecosystem on Earth are one of the few bacteria that can create their own energy through photosynthesis and fix carbon from carbon dioxide molecules and convert it into fuel ... - Read More
For structural biologists the first step in determining a protein's precise molecular structure is often the hardest coaxing the protein to grow into the orderly three dimensional crystals that are the starting material for most ... - Read More
A new class of materials developed at the University of Arkansas may influence the next generation of nano devices in which integrated circuits are composed of many layers of dissimilar materials such as ferromagnetic and ... - Read More
Gas and oil deposits in shale have no place to hide from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technique that provides an inside look at pores and reveals structural information potentially vital to the nation's energy ... - Read More
An international team of scientists led by physicists from the University of York has shed important new light on coral skeleton formation Their investigations carried out at the nanoscale provide valuable new information for scientists ... - Read More
Researchers at NIH have developed two new microscopes both the first of their kind The first captures small fast moving organisms at an unprecedented rate and the second displays large cell samples in three dimensions ... - Read More
crystals with one screw dislocation seemed to form stacked hexagonal “islands” while those with two proximal screw dislocations produced a six sided spiral staircase A re examination of these micrographs by Molecular Design Institute scientist ... - Read More
In the first study of its kind Rice University scientists have used synthetic biology to study how a popular soil amendment called biochar can interfere with the chemical signals that some microbes use to communicate ... - Read More
The quest to harness hydrogen as the clean burning fuel of the future demands the perfect catalysts nanoscale machines that enhance chemical reactions Scientists must tweak atomic structures to achieve an optimum balance of reactivity ... - Read More
Chemists from Nijmegen have developed a catalyst that binds to DNA slides over it and splits the molecule in particular places The researchers were able to do this by synthetically modifying a natural catalyst This ... - Read More
Eden Steven a physicist at Florida State University's MagLab facility discovered that simple methods can result in surprising and environmentally friendly high tech outcomes during his experiments with spider silk and carbon nanotubes the results ... - Read More
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