Taming the gold nano droplets

Gold 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 finds

Biophysicist identifies parameters for biochemical networks, distills system behavior into simple equivalent dynamics

Mussels -- material artists with grip

We 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 mystery

Why 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 dynamics

Single-molecule, real-time measurements of a key biological process

A single atom controls motility required for bacterial infection

Bacteria can swim, propelling themselves through fluids using a whip-like extension called a flaggella.

Scientists call for global push to advance research in synthetic biology

Much 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 scientists

The 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 cells

Reasons proposed for strong but dynamic attachment of spindle fibers

Progress In Prion Research: Three-Dimensional Structure Of Prion Protein Fully Uncovered

A 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 revealed

Scientists 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 Modalities

Radiologists 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 Patients

Pretreatment 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 Patients

A 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 Physicians

Nearly 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 Pain

Sonohysterography (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 conditions

Researchers 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 delivery

Microswimmers 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 detector

Researchers 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 photoreceptor

BLUF (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