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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.
Taming the gold nano dropletsGold particles can transfer heat to cells. Know how they would regulate heat conducted by these gold particles
Biology may not be so complex after all, Emory physicist findsBiophysicist identifies parameters for biochemical networks, distills system behavior into simple equivalent dynamics
Mussels -- material artists with gripWe may like to eat mussels steamed in white wine, but we also like to find mussels at the beach.
How people work ... and the fingerprint mysteryWhy do we chew our food? Research has shown that it is not, as has long been presumed, to make chunks of food small enough to swallow without choking.
Biophysicists manipulate 'zipper,' reveal protein folding dynamicsSingle-molecule, real-time measurements of a key biological process
A single atom controls motility required for bacterial infectionBacteria can swim, propelling themselves through fluids using a whip-like extension called a flaggella.
Scientists call for global push to advance research in synthetic biologyMuch as the discovery of DNA and creation of the transistor revolutionized science, there is a new scientific field on the brink of revolutionizing our approach to problems ranging from eco-safe energy to outbreaks of malaria.
'Death protein' research secures funding for UCF scientistsThe marriage of computer modeling, biophysics and immunology has landed a University of Central Florida scientist more than $1 million in funding for her work, which could have profound benefits in the search for cures to cancer and heart disease.
Molecule tracking reveals mechanism of chromosome separation in dividing cellsReasons proposed for strong but dynamic attachment of spindle fibers
Progress In Prion Research: Three-Dimensional Structure Of Prion Protein Fully UncoveredA team of researchers from the Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich are the first to successfully decode the three-dimensional structure of an intact prion protein.
Key mechanics of cell membrane fusion revealedScientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill have developed a new working model of cell membrane fusion.
Diffusion Tensor Imaging Allows Radiologists to See Areas of the Brain Rarely Seen Using Other Imaging ModalitiesRadiologists are now able to look at parts of the brain using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) that are rarely visible with any other imaging method
MRI and PET/CT Improve Chances for Optimal Treatment and Minimal Complications in Cervical Cancer PatientsPretreatment MRI and PET/CT for cervical cancer may direct more women to optimal therapy choices and spare many women potential long-term morbidity and complications of trimodality therapy
Computer-Aided System Effectively Detects and Measures Pneumothoraces in Chest Trauma PatientsA new computer-aided method used with MDCT to detect and measure pneumothoraces in trauma patients helps physicians make quicker and more accurate decisions in busy emergency room settings
Incidental Findings in Trauma Patients Spark Concerns for PhysiciansNearly one-fifth of trauma patients who undergo CT evaluation have incidental findings, according to a study performed by Columbus Radiology Corp. at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH.
Sonohysterography is an Alternative Diagnostic Tool for Women with Adenomyosis Suffering from Dysmenorrhea, Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding and Pelvic PainSonohysterography (SHG), a simple ultrasound technique commonly used to evaluate the uterine cavity, improves the diagnostic capability of transvaginal ultrasound in detecting adenomyosis...
Quantum dots may be toxic to cells, environment under certain conditionsResearchers in Texas are reporting that quantum dots (QDs) — a product of the revolution in nanotechnology increasingly used in electronics, solar cells, and medical imaging devices — may be toxic to cells under acidic or alkaline conditions.
"Microswimmers" make a big splash for improved drug deliveryMicroswimmers developed by researchers in Spain and the United Kingdom could break a long-standing barrier to improving delivery of medications for cancer and other diseases.
“Powerhouses” from living cells power new explosives detectorResearchers in Missouri have borrowed the technology that living cells use to produce energy to develop a tiny, self-powered sensor for rapid detection of hidden explosives.
Hydrogen-bond switching through a radical pair mechanism in a flavin-binding photoreceptorBLUF (blue light sensing using FAD) domains constitute a recently discovered class of photoreceptor proteins found in bacteria and eukaryotic algae, where they control a range of physiological responses
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