Optical tweezers use light and lasers to manipulate objects as small as a single atom, and are mainly used by biological scientists to study DNA and molecular motors. How optical tweezers work,...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1248 | 26 May 2005
Molecular "motors" are at the root of most biological movement. They propel cell components, whole cells, and even our muscles on command.
Barbara Imperiali and a team from the Massachusetts...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=22392 | 10 May 2011
Researchers at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered that the activity of a specific
family of nanometer-sized molecular motors called myosin-I is regulated by force....
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=6798 | 10 Jul 2008
Just like our roads, there is a lot of traffic within the cells in our bodies,
because cell components, messenger molecules, and enzymes must also be brought
to the right places in the cell....
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=15236 | 21 Dec 2009
While cells typically grow by expanding outward in all directions, many critical biological functions—including the development of root hairs in plants, budding in yeast, and the extension of...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=27181 | 23 Apr 2013
The Foresight Institute has awarded the 2003 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes For Nanotechnology. Posted October 15 2003
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=51 | 27 Oct 2003
Through this new method, the researchers found that cells stir their interiors using the same motor proteins that serve in muscle contraction.
The study, which sheds new light on biological...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=30241 | 30 May 2014
A group of Marshall University
researchers and their colleagues in Japan are conducting research that may lead
to new ways to move or position single molecules-a necessary step if man someday...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=15738 | 2 Feb 2010
By Cameron Chai
Nano-sized molecular motors that exist in the hair cells of the inner ear sense the vibrations of all sounds, whether loud like heavy metal being ground together or subtle and...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=21878 | 10 Mar 2011
New research sheds light on the interaction between the semi-flexible protein tropomyosin and actin thin filaments.
The study, published by Cell Press on February 15th in the Biophysical Journal,...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=21635 | 16 Feb 2011