“Silver nanoparticle” microscope may shed new light on cancer, bone diseases

Researchers in Utah are reporting development of a new microscope technique that uses “silver nanoparticle” mirrors to reveal hidden details inside bones, cancer cells, and other biological structures

Characterization of the Interactions between Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics and Lipids: a Multitechnique Approach

Probing drug/lipid interactions at the molecular level represents an important challenge in pharmaceutical research and membrane biophysics.

Bacterial metapopulations in nanofabricated landscapes

The results illustrate the potential lying at the interface between nanoscale biophysics and landscape evolutionary ecology.

Measurement of the contributions of 1D and 3D pathways to the translocation of a protein along DNA

Proteins that act at specific DNA sequences bind DNA randomly and then translocate to the target site.

How To Braid Nanoropes

Biomimetic systems that are composed of rigid polymers or filaments and crosslinking molecules can be used to assemble filament networks and bundles.

Biological Motors Sort Molecules One By One On A Chip

Researchers from Delft University of Technology's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have discovered how to use the motors of biological cells in extremely small channels on a chip.

Motor Transport In Bio-nano Systems

Molecular motors are nanoscale engines which move along very thin rod-like filaments and, in this way, drive the heavy traffic of molecular cargo within biological cells.

Molecular Motors Cooperate In Moving Cellular Cargo, Study Shows

Researchers using an extremely fast and accurate imaging technique have shed light on the tiny movements of molecular motors that shuttle material within living cells.

Marathon Of Nano-Sprinters

Processive bio-molecular motors, which move actively along cytoskeletal filaments, drive the cargo traffic in cells and in biomimetic systems.

Molecular Motor Works By Detecting Minute Changes In Force

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered that the activity of a specific family of nanometer-sized molecular motors called myosin-I is regulated by force.

Scientists Solve Mystery Of How Largest Cellular Motor Protein Powers Movement

Scientists now understand how an important protein converts chemical energy to mechanical force, thus powering the process of cell division

On the biphoton wavelength

A report on an experiment showing that the wavelength of a biphoton is clearly dependent onthe measurement scheme and on the way it is defined

Protein–DNA binding specificity predictions with structural models

A simple physical energy function, which uses electrostatics, solvation, hydrogen bonds and atom-packing terms to model direct readout and sequence-specific DNA conformational energy to model indirect readout of DNA sequence by the bound protein

Electrostatics of nanosystems: Application to microtubules and the ribosome

The application of numerical methods to enable the trivially parallel solution of the Poisson-Boltzmann equation for supramolecular structures that are orders of magnitude larger in size.

Nanoscale microscope sheds first light on gene repair

Proteins called H2AX act as "first aid" to DNA, among other roles.

New Images Reveal The Workings Of Cellular Protein Factories

The workings of a tiny molecular machine crucial to all forms of life are emerging from highly detailed new images obtained by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Landmark Progress In Understanding Ribosome Structure-- Research Done At Brookhaven Lab's Light Source

Two reports in the August 26 issue of the scientific journal Nature describe landmark progress in understanding the structure of the ribosome.

Scientists Call For Global Push To Advance Research In Synthetic Biology

Leading scientists issued a statement today announcing that there is a new scientific field on the brink of revolutionizing our approach to problems ranging from eco-safe energy to outbreaks of malaria.

Yale Researchers Solve Structure Of The Ribosome

In a landmark achievement, Yale researchers have determined the atomic structure of the ribosome's large subunit

Magnetic computer sensors may help study biomolecules

Magnetic switches like those in computers also might be used to manipulate individual strands of DNA for high-speed applications such as gene sequencing