Article - 26 May 2005
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,...
News - 10 May 2011
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...
News - 7 Aug 2014
Muscle physiologist Edward Debold at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently received a three-year, $198,000 grant from the American Heart...
News - 10 Jul 2008
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. The motor...
Article - 27 Oct 2003
The Foresight Institute has awarded the 2003 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes For Nanotechnology. Posted October 15 2003
News - 21 Dec 2009
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....
News - 23 Apr 2013
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...
News - 30 May 2014
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...
News - 2 Feb 2010
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 hopes to...
News - 10 Mar 2011
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 soothing sounds like...