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nanomachines

Nonstop Transport of Cargo in Nanomachines

Moving around, sensing the extracellular environment, and signaling to other cells are important for a cell to function properly. Responsible for those tasks are...
plant cells

A Jigsaw Puzzle of Plant Cells

Plant cells are under tremendous pressure. To prevent themselves from bursting, plants had to come up with something unique: According to scientists from the...
nanosciencevideo

Neutrophil-Inspired Propulsion

When white blood cells are summoned to combat invasive bacteria, they move along blood vessels in a specific fashion, i.e., like a ball propelled...
human cognitive

Probability Calculations – Even Babies Can Master It

One of the most important features of the human mind is its ability to make generalisations based on sparse data. Our brain accomplishes this...
quantum tunnelling

An Unexpected Spin-off of the Quantum Tunnelling Effect: Conductivity Enhanced by...

Researchers at FAU and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Halle have managed to find the answer to one of the riddles of solid-state...
nanothreads

Weaving with Nanothreads

Researchers in the group led by Professor Helma Wennemers in the Laboratory for Organic Chemistry, have used their chemical looms to produce a unique...
cardiovascular diseases

Tracking the Mechanisms of Artery Formation

Arteriogenesis is a critical event – not only during development but also in adult life. Cardiovascular life-threatening events, triggered by disease, could be overcome...
bacteria

Bacterial Supermachine Reveals Streamlined Protein Assembly Line

There are many processes that take place in cells that are essential for life. Two of these, transcription and translation, allow the genetic information...
pneumonia

A Sweet Vaccine Against Pneumonia

It may not take much to vaccinate against a particularly dangerous pathogen that causes pneumonia. A molecule consisting of three adjoined sugars is sufficient...
Carbon Dioxidevideo

Engineering a More Efficient System for Harnessing Carbon Dioxide

Despite the vast diversity of organisms on the planet that express enzymes for the conversion of carbon dioxide into such organic compounds as sugars...
butane

Mystery of Archaeal Butane Degradation Solved

Natural gas is often released at the seafloor surface. In the upper sediment layers methane is formed by methanogenic archaea. Economically more valuable gas...
micromotors

Micromotors to Open New Horizons

A ‘Freigeist’ fellow: for the Volkswagen Foundation this means a young researcher with a strong personality, a creative mind, an ability to identify and...
cancer drugs

Detailed structure of cell’s garbage disposal unit reveals surprise in how...

Malignant cancer cells not only proliferate faster than most healthy cells in our bodies. They also generate more “junk”, such as faulty and damaged...
artificial intelligence

Secrets Unveiled Behind Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has advanced through the years and voice recognition, intelligent hardware, and driverless cars are all technologies that influence our lives. Behind artificial...
superconductivity

Coexistence of superconductivity and charge density waves observed

Physicists at BESSY II studied an artificial structure composed of alternating layers of ferromagnetic and superconducting materials. Charge density waves induced by the interfaces were found to extend deeply into the superconducting regions, indicating new ways to manipulate superconductivity. The results are now being published in Nature Materials.
bacteria

Some bacteria love their foes

Day in, day out, in the smallest of spaces with your greatest enemy. Sounds unbearable? In the world of microbes, this has been everyday...