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Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipper

It has always been the Holy Grail of materials science to describe and control the material's structure-function relationship. Nanoparticles are an attractive class of components to be used ...

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Dentistry study pinpoints role of proteins that produce pearls

Pearls are among nature's most beautiful creations, and have been treasured for countless centuries. Beneath one's iridescent surface lies a tough and resilient structure made of intricately ...

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Improving techniques for joint defect treatment

Different surface topographies and materials provide interesting ways to study cell behavior and potentially provide novel solutions for treating joint defects. Tissue engineering methods that ...

Fri 22 Sep 17 from ScienceDaily

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High-speed movie aids scientists who design glowing molecules

The crystal jellyfish swims off the coast of the Pacific Northwest and can illuminate the waters when disturbed. That glow comes from proteins that absorb energy and then release it as bright ...

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Small intestine permeable peptides facilitate digestive tract absorption

Because biopharmaceuticals are medium- and high-molecular-weight, biologically active macromolecules, they are not easily absorbed by the small intestine, resulting in a bottleneck for oral ...

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Rolling dice for cell size specification in plant leaf epidermis

One of the central questions in biology is how a cell specifies its size. Because size distribution often shows a characteristically skewed pattern in a tissue, there may be some stochastic ...

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Scientists find cellular backup plan for keeping iron levels just right

Iron is essential for cells to function, but excess iron can damage cells. Accordingly, cells have sophisticated molecular mechanisms to constantly sense and adjust iron levels. Disorders of ...

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Novel small antibody fragmenta valuable tool in crystallography

Antibodies are a powerful weapon system in defending our body against invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Each antibody consists of four amino acidpolypeptide chains: two heavy chains and ...

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Sound waves enable blood sample analysis in minutes

A few years ago, a team of MIT scientists developed a novel way to separate blood cells using sound waves. Now the team, in conjunction with scientists from several other institutions, ...

Wed 20 Sep 17 from Gizmag

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Nanocapsules enable cell-inspired metabolic reactions

Researchers at the University of Basel succeeded in developing capsules capable of producing the bio-molecule glucose-6-phosphate that plays an important role in metabolic processes. The researchers ...

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