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A nano machine cell killer
06 08 13

EPFL researchers decipher the attack strategy of certain bacteria, including the infamous Staphylococcus aureus. Read More...

A new method for clicking molecules together
24 07 13

Thiols are sulphur-containing molecules found in most proteins of the human body. Read More...

Tiny nanocubes help scientists tell left from right
04 07 13

In chemical reactions, left and right can make a big difference. A "left-handed" molecule of a particular chemical composition could be an effective drug, while its mirror-image "right-handed" counterpart could be completely inactive. Read More...

Pioneering breakthrough of chemical nanoengineering to design drugs controlled by light
18 06 13

Researchers at IRB Barcelona and IBEC achieve photo-switchable molecules to control protein-protein interactions in a remote and non-invasive manner. Read More...

Researchers demonstrate use of stem cells to analyze causes, treatment of diabetes
18 06 13

A team from the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute and the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center of Columbia University has generated patient-specific beta cells or insulin-producing cells.. Read More...

Scientists map the wiring of the biological clock
06 06 13

In the June 5 issue of Neuron, Herzog and his colleagues report the discovery of a crucial part of the biological clock: the wiring that sets its accuracy to within a few minutes out of the 1440 minutes per day Read More...

Advance in nanotech gene sequencing technique
31 05 13

The allure of personalized medicine has made new, more efficient ways of sequencing genes a top research priority. One promising technique involves reading DNA bases using changes in electrical current as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole Read More...

Stiffening the backbone of DNA nanofibers
26 07 13

Researchers have fabricated a self-assembled nanofiber from a DNA building block that contains both duplex (two-stranded) and quadruplex (four-stranded) DNA. Read More...

DNA Nanotrain targets tumors with anticancer agents
15 07 13

Investigators at the University of Florida have developed what they are calling a 'DNA nanotrain' that fast-tracks its payload of cancer-fighting drugs and bio-imaging agents to tumour cells deep within the body. Read More...

A nanotechnology fix for nicotine dependence
03 07 13

A chemical component present in the nightshade family of plants is one of the world’s most tenaciously addictive substances. Read More...

Scientists find potential genetic drivers behind male heart disease risk
18 06 13

University of Leicester scientists have discovered a potential genetic contributor to the increased risk of heart disease among men. Read More...

Nanotechnology researchers catch individual molecules in a million
12 06 13

Researchers report the design and fabrication of the smallest optical device, capable of detecting and sensing individual biomolecules at concentrations that are similar to those found in the cellular context. Read More...

New Gene discovery essential for nuclear reprogramming
06 06 13

Researchers are still fascinated by the idea of reprogramming the cells of any tissue, turning them into cells with the capacity to differentiate into cells of a completely different type, pluripotent cells and they are still striving to understand how it Read More...

Single cell transfection tool enables added control for biological studies
31 05 13

Researchers have developed a novel tool for single-cell transfection, in which they deliver molecules into targeted cells through temporary nanopores in the cell membrane created by a localized electric field. Read More...

Controlling genes with light
26 07 13

New technique can rapidly turn genes on and off, helping scientists better understand their function. Read More...

Tiny Tweezers Allow Precision Control of Enzymes
05 07 13

Tweezers are a handy instrument when it comes to removing a splinter or plucking an eyebrow. Read More...

Enhancing RNA interference with nanoparticles
25 06 13

Helping RNA escape from cells recycling process could make it easier to shut off disease-causing genes. Read More...

Mapping translation sites in the human genome
18 06 13

Because of their central importance to biology, proteins have been the focus of intense research... Read More...

Math technique de clutters cancer cell data revealing tumor evolution
10 06 13

In our daily lives, clutter is something that gets in our way, something that makes it harder for us to accomplish things. For doctors and scientists trying to parse mountains of raw biological data, clutter is more than a nuisance, it can stand in the way Read More...

Biologys drive toward engineering
05 06 13

Biology is on the verge of getting its versions of the lever, wheel and axle, pulley and other basic machines that enable engineers to build almost any mechanical device, a new analysis has concluded Read More...

Nanosponge able to neutralize toxins by destroying the cells through puncturing the cell membranes.
30 05 13

"Nanosponge" able to neutralize toxins by destroying the cells through puncturing the cell membranes. Read More...