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Scientists Simultaneously Observe Structure, Correlated Function of Specific Proteins Critical in DNA repair

Scientists Simultaneously Observe Structure, Correlated Function of Specific Proteins Critical in DNA repair

By combining two highly innovative experimental techniques, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have for the first time simultaneously observed the structure and the correlated function of specific proteins critical in the repair of DNA, providing definitive answers to some highly debated questions, and opening up new avenues of inquiry and exciting new possibilities for biological engineering. [More]
Researchers Develop Concept of Protein Adaptor Based Nano-Object Assembly

Researchers Develop Concept of Protein Adaptor Based Nano-Object Assembly

The Freiburg researchers Dr. Andreas Schreiber and Dr. Matthias Huber, the head of their research group Dr. Stefan Schiller, and their colleagues at the University of Constance have developed the concept of protein adaptor based nano-object assembly (PABNOA). [More]
Scientists Break 3Å Barrier in Cryo-EM for Structural Biology Using the K2 Summit Camera from Gatan

Scientists Break 3Å Barrier in Cryo-EM for Structural Biology Using the K2 Summit Camera from Gatan

Scientists using the Gatan K2 Summit® direct detection camera have broken through this 3 Å barrier. High-resolution structures that were formerly only accessible by x-ray crystallography can now be solved by the K2 Summit camera. [More]
Researchers Explore Ways in Which Electrical Charges Move Along DNA Bases

Researchers Explore Ways in Which Electrical Charges Move Along DNA Bases

Electrical charges not only move through wires, they also travel along lengths of DNA, the molecule of life. The property is known as charge transport. [More]
JPK Reports on the Use of the NanoWizard® 3 AFM System at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

JPK Reports on the Use of the NanoWizard® 3 AFM System at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

JPK Instruments, a world-leading manufacturer of nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter, reports on the use of their NanoWizard® AFM system in the Institute of Chemistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. [More]
Synthesised Nanoparticles Act As Artificial Viruses

Synthesised Nanoparticles Act As Artificial Viruses

A team of scientists from the Institute for Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the UAB has produced an alternative to the use of viruses in gene therapy. The researchers synthesised nanoparticles which act as artificial viruses, capable of surrounding DNA fragments and releasing them as therapeutic agents, with no biological risk, into the interior of the cells. [More]
Voltage Nanosensor Project Receives $1.35 Million HFSP Research Grant

Voltage Nanosensor Project Receives $1.35 Million HFSP Research Grant

An international team led by biophysicist Shimon Weiss, who holds UCLA’s Dean M. Willard Chair in Chemistry, has been awarded a prestigious Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) research grant of $1.35 million over three years. The HFSP international program supports frontier research on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. [More]
Promega Introduces New Nano-Glo Dual-Luciferase Reporter Assay

Promega Introduces New Nano-Glo Dual-Luciferase Reporter Assay

Promega Corporation announces the launch of the new Nano-Glo® Dual-Luciferase® Reporter (NanoDLR™) Assay, a two-reporter system that incorporates NanoLuc® luciferase technology, providing increased data quality and greater sensitivity for biologically complex applications. [More]
Patterned, Functionalized Nanofiber Scaffolds Combined Within Protective 3D Hydrogels for Neural Tissue Reconstruction

Patterned, Functionalized Nanofiber Scaffolds Combined Within Protective 3D Hydrogels for Neural Tissue Reconstruction

It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a unique approach for reconstructing damaged neural tissue. [More]
Systematic Study Analyzes Safety of Upconversion Nanoparticles to Treat Skin Cancer

Systematic Study Analyzes Safety of Upconversion Nanoparticles to Treat Skin Cancer

A group of MIPT researchers together with their colleagues from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Australia and the Netherlands have carried out the first systematic study analyzing the safety of so-called upconversion nanoparticles that may be used to treat skin cancer and other skin diseases. This study is one of the most important steps on the path to new, safe and effective methods to diagnose and treat cancer. [More]