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Between Micro and Macro, Berkeley Lab Mathematicians Model Fluids at the...

The little-known field of fluctuating hydrodynamics could have enormous impacts in applications ranging from batteries to drug delivery to microfluidic devices.

Cancer’s Disposal System: Target for a Cure?

Proteins catalyze all metabolic reactions in cells.  Others turn genes on and off, control the cell’s response to stress, or determine the pace of...

Permafrost’s turn of the microbes

  As the Arctic warms, tons of carbon locked away in Arctic tundra will be transformed into the powerful greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane,...

Stanford scientists discover a protein’s novel role in several types of...

  Stanford researchers' hunt for genetic activity in pancreatic tumors may lead to a new cancer therapy. A protein found in pancreatic tumors may lead to...

3-D Engineered Bone Marrow Makes Functioning Platelets

  A team led by researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering and the University of Pavia has reported development of the first three-dimensional tissue...

An extra protein gives naked mole rats more power to stop...

A protein newly found in the naked mole rat may help explain its unique ability to ward off cancer. The protein is associated with a...

Bacterial Armor Holds Clues for Self-Assembling Nanostructures

Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever-changing environmental...

Diamonds could help bring proteins into focus

Proteins are the building blocks of all living things, and they exist in virtually unlimited varieties, most of whose highly complex structures have not...

Study Suggests Drug Side Effects Inevitable; Basic Physics Enabled Early Biochemistry

A new study of both computer-created and natural proteins suggests that the number of unique pockets – sites where small molecule pharmaceutical compounds can...

Scientists identify new mechanism to aid cells under stress

A team of biologists from NYU and Harvard has identified new details in a cellular mechanism that serves as a defense against stress. The...

Genetically Engineered Antibodies Show Enhanced HIV-Fighting Abilities

  Capitalizing on a new insight into HIV's strategy for evading antibodies—proteins produced by the immune system to identify and wipe out invading objects such...

Stanford bioengineers develop tool for reprogramming genetic code

By selectively manipulating how DNA issues biological commands, Stanford bioengineers have developed a tool that could prove useful in future gene therapies.

Soils could keep contaminants in wastewater from reaching groundwater, streams

With endocrine-disrupting compounds affecting fish populations in rivers as close as Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and as far away as Israel's Jordan, a new research study...

New analysis explains collagen’s force

Research combining experimental work and detailed molecular simulations has revealed, for the first time, the complex role that water plays in collagen — a...

A contractile gel that stores light energy

Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale, such as a muscle that contracts via...

2014’s Top-10 Scientific Achievements at Brookhaven Lab

From new insights into the building blocks of matter to advances in understanding batteries, superconductors, and a protein that could help fight cancer, 2014...

Using light to produce natural sleep patterns

Getting enough of the right kind of sleep is crucial for keeping both body and mind healthy.

UCLA researchers unlock protein key to harnessing regenerative power of blood...

Stem cells lacking the protein have an increased ability to replicate in the natural environment and following transplantation

UWM team the first to “see” atomic changes in proteins with...

A research team led by physicists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has proven a method that makes it possible to find the atomic...

Scientists Identify Principal Protein Sensor for Touch

A team led by biologists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has solved a long-standing mystery in neuroscience by identifying the “mechanoreceptor” protein that...