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Biophysics

Biophysics (also biological physics) is an interdisciplinary science that applies the theories and methods of physical sciences to the study of the structures and processes of organisms, for instance, creating mechanical limbs and nanomachines to regulate biological functions.


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Ground-Breaking Research Into Effect Of Millimetric Waveband (MMW) Frequencies On Human Skin
Ground-breaking research in understanding the characteristics of human skin at millimetric waveband (MMW) frequencies is being conducted at Cranfield University academic partner to the Royal Military College of Science at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire.

Date: 29 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

Body's Ability To Emit Light Arouses New Hopes & Fears On Radiation From Mobile Phones
Research on human body's own electromagnetic radiation raises a host of new concerns and possibilities as to the effect of microwave radiation (such as that generated by mobile phones, radar or microwave ovens) on the human body.

Date: 29 Jan 2007, Rating: 6.60

Catching The Wave: Researchers Measure Very Short Laser Pulses
Scientists have perfected a technique for very accurately measuring and controlling the electromagnetic waves within some of the shortest laser pulses ever made

Date: 12 Dec 2006, Rating: not rated

Atomic Force Microscopy Finds Application In Neuroscience
To understand how brain cells release compounds (or transmitters) used when the cells communicate with each other, a new technique, used commonly in physics, was devised that can be applied now to the study of a wide range of biological processes and inte

Date: 16 Nov 2006, Rating: 3.00

Coherent femtosecond multidimensional probes of molecular vibrations
Femtosecond visible and IR analogues of multiple-pulse NMR techniques provide snapshot probes of molecular structure and vibrational motions, interactions, and relaxation processes...

Date: 29 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Kinetics of Receptor-Ligand Interactions in Immune Responses
In this review, authors provided the overview of the current progresses in quantitative understanding of 2D kinetics and forced dissociation of receptor-ligand bindings.

Date: 29 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Yale Scientists Visualize Details Of How Hepatitis C Unwinds RNA
Research reveals how a protein from Hepatitis C (HCV) unwinds RNA, potentially allowing it to be copied.

Date: 26 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Measurements Of Protein Surface Verify Electrostatics Model
Using a surface-force apparatus, researchers have measured the electrostatic properties of a protein surface at the molecular level. Their results provide the first direct comparison between localized measurements and theoretical predictions.

Date: 26 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

University At Buffalo Biophysicists Discover High-Speed Motility In Cells In Response To Voltage Changes
Biophysicists studying the motility of cells have shown that simple cells react in less than a millisecond to changes in membrane voltage, a property scientists have thought was confined to highly specialized cells such as the cochlear outer hair cells re

Date: 26 Sep 2006, Rating: 10.00

Membrane Protein Research Yields New Insights Into Inner Workings Of The Cell
Biophysicists have discovered that membrane proteins give rise to unique patterns of signals in their nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra.

Date: 26 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

University At Buffalo Researchers Develop Novel Way To Study Dynamics Of Receptor Proteins
Proteins, the workhorses of human cells, exist primarily in two stable states: inactive and active. In order to perform their assigned tasks, they must be triggered to change into the active state.

Date: 26 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Physicists Turn Single Molecules Into Working Transistors
Physicists have discovered how to turn single molecules into working transistors...

Date: 7 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.00

Alternative Energy: New Way To Take A Bite Of Sunlight
Scientists in Germany are reporting that the photonic crystal structure of dentin was their inspiration to propose a new method for harvesting sunlight to produce electricity.

Date: 9 Oct 2006, Rating: 7.67

Altering the biochemical state of individual cultured cells and organelles with ultramicroelectrodes
The authors describe an efficient technique for the selective chemical and biological manipulation of the contents of individual cells.

Date: 24 Aug 2006, Rating: 1.00, 8 pages

Water properties from first principles: Simulations by a general-purpose quantum mechanical polarizable force field
In this article the authors present an improved form of the force field, QMPFF2, and apply it to simulations of liquid water.

Date: 23 Aug 2006, Rating: 2.13, 8 pages

Membrane Electroporation: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation
This study is believed to capture the essence of several dynamical phenomena observed experimentally and provides a framework for further developments and for new applications.

Date: 23 Aug 2006, Rating: 5.00, 8 pages

NIST scientists use electron beam to unravel the secrets of an 'atomic switch'
New findings improve construction tools and knowhow for nanoscale devices ...

Date: 21 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Nano machine switches between biological and silicon worlds
News: Specific sensors, which emit electrons, can tell if the biological motor is working, so the switch links the biological world with the silicon world of electronic signals.

Date: 21 Aug 2006, Rating: not rated

Bioelectronic ‘signatures’ hold key to DNA mutations
News: A new method to identify DNA mutations may shepherd in an era of small, portable, electronic devices for the rapid screening and identification of genes that harbor disease.

Date: 21 Aug 2006, Rating: 10.00

UC San Diego Physicists Observe New Property of Matter
Physicists observed the spontaneous production of coherence within “excitons,” the bound pairs of electrons and holes that enable semiconductors to function as novel electronic devices.

Date: 9 Nov 2006, Rating: 10.00