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'Global positioning' for molecules

In everyday life, the global positioning system (GPS) can be employed to reliably determine the momentary location of one en route to the desired destination. Scientists from the Institute of ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Epithelial tube contraction: A new feedback mechanism for regulating contractility

Researchers at the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI), National University of Singapore (NUS) have identified a novel mechanosensitive regulation of epithelial tube contraction. These findings are ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Team develops 'cool' new method for probing how molecules fold

Collaborating scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of California (UC) San Diego have developed a powerful new system for studying how proteins and other biological ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Microplastics in the ocean: Biologists study effects on marine animals

Ingestion of microplastic particles does not mechanically affect marine isopods. This was the result of a study by biologists at the North Sea Office of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Lens-free microscope can detect cancer at the cellular level

UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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New technique moves researchers closer to new range of GaN biosensors

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way of binding peptides to the surface of gallium nitride (GaN) in a way that keeps the peptides stable even when exposed to water ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Near-transparent mice could improve understanding of organs and tissues

Japanese researchers have found a way to turn tissue transparent in mice, allowing them to see cellular networks and gain a better understanding of biological systems. Researchers say this may ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Gizmag

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New class of synthetic molecules mimics antibodies

(Phys.org)—A Yale University lab has crafted the first synthetic molecules that have both the targeting and response functions of antibodies.

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Probing bacterial resistance to a class of natural antibiotics

Antimicrobial peptides are a distinctive class of potent, broad-spectrum antibiotics produced by the body's innate immune system—the first line of defense against disease-causing microbes.

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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