Article - 24 Aug 2006
Materials scientists and engineers have made significant developments in the improvement of methods of synthesis of nanomaterial solids. A brief review is given in this article.
News - 23 May 2014
A pathway to the design of even more effective versions of the powerful anti-cancer drug Taxol has been opened with the most detailed look ever at the assembly and disassembly of microtubules, tiny...
News - 19 Dec 2014
Pretreatment of cellulosic biomass using cell wall degrading enzymes is a critical step in the release of sugars needed to produce biofuels and renewable, biobased chemicals and materials.
News - 24 Apr 2009
The actin protein exists in two major forms in the cell: as individual molecules of globular (G)-actin, or linked together as long filaments of fibrous (F)-actin. Actin microfilaments provide the...
News - 3 Aug 2011
Researchers from University of Cincinnati (UC) have launched a disposable, economic lab-on-a-chip sensor to offer rapid feedback on the presence and levels of heavy metal particularly manganese in...
News - 26 Jun 2015
A collaborative group of Japanese researchers has demonstrated that the Earth's daily rotation period (24 hours) is encoded in the KaiC protein at the atomic level, a small, 10 nm-diameter...
News - 5 Aug 2015
Microtubules, hollow fibers of tubulin protein only a few nanometers in diameter, form the cytoskeletons of living cells and play a crucial role in cell division (mitosis) through their ability to...
News - 6 Mar 2014
Rice University researchers have developed a theoretical approach to analyze the process by which protein building blocks form the biopolymer skeletons of living cells.
The cytoskeleton, made...
News - 16 Aug 2009
Better tools for manipulating DNA in the laboratory may soon be possible with newly discovered deoxyribozymes (catalytic DNA) capable of cleaving single-stranded DNA, researchers at the University of...
News - 5 Aug 2014
About one in four older adults suffers from chronic pain. Many of those people take medication, usually as pills. But this is not an ideal way of treating pain: Patients must take medicine frequently,...