DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines

For decades, researchers have chased ways to study biological machines. Every mechanical movement -- from contracting a muscle to replicating DNA -- relies on molecular motors that take near-undetectable steps. Trying to see them move is like trying to watch a soccer game taking place on the moon. Now, with DNA origami helicopters, researchers have captured the first recorded rotational steps of a molecular motor as it moved from one DNA base pair to another.

DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines

Every year, robots get more and more life-like. Solar-powered bees fly on lithe wings, humanoids stick backflips, and teams of soccer bots strategize how to dribble, pass, and score. And, the ...

Wed 17 Jul 19 from TechXplore

DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines, Wed 17 Jul 19 from ScienceDaily

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