Research in our lab marries aspects of physics and biology to study the properties of proteins or nucleic acids at the level of single macromolecules and molecular complexes. Experimental tools...
‘Smart’ bio-nanotubes being developed at the University of California could be used in drug release and gene delivery applications. The process involves using the electrical charges of lipid bilayer...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1345 | 11 Aug 2005
Atlas Mining Company, a natural resource and mining company, announced today it has engaged in discussions with several nano-technology companies for Halloysite microtubules. Halloysite microtubules...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=821 | 7 May 2004
A study is offering new insights into a long-standing mystery about plant growth. Plant biologists were the first to witness the birth and growth of individual "microtubules" - nanosize tubes of...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=288 | 9 Dec 2003
Just before a cell divides into two — the basic act of reproducing life — the cellular environment must be exquisitely prepared.
The exact timing and localization of the vast array of molecules and...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=21040 | 22 Dec 2010
University of Washington
researchers are helping to write the operating manual for the nano-scale machine
that separates chromosomes before cell division. The apparatus is called a spindle...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=10268 | 7 Mar 2009
During cell division, microtubules emanating from each of the spindle poles
meet and overlap in the spindle’s midzone. Scientists at the European
Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=18924 | 6 Aug 2010
This video shows the JPK's NanoTracker optical tweezers that are used for the versatile manipulation of single microtubules in conjunction with simultaneous sensitive fluorescence microscopy.
Unless you are in a field of study related to cell biology, you most likely
have never heard of Ndc80. Yet this protein complex is essential to mitosis,
the process by which a living cell...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=19987 | 13 Oct 2010
"A biologist, a physicist, and a nanotechnologist walk into a..."
sounds like the start of a joke. Instead, it was the start of a collaboration
that has helped to decipher a...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=13199 | 18 Aug 2009