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How Did Algae Evolve To Switch Quantum Coherence On And Off?
2014-06-17 03:02:59

University of New South Wales A UNSW-led team of researchers has discovered how algae that survive in very low levels of light are able to switch on and off a weird quantum phenomenon that occurs during photosynthesis. The function in the algae of this quantum effect, known as coherence, remains a mystery, but it is thought it could help them harvest energy from the sun much more efficiently. Working out its role in a living organism could lead to technological advances, such as...

2014-06-17 08:29:28

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avidity NanoMedicines, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering development of the Antibody-siRNA Complex (ARC(TM)) as a new therapeutic class, announced today the issuance of two new U.S. patents. ARCs(TM) combine the potency and specificity of biologics with a nucleic acid-based payload, representing a breakthrough approach to the targeted delivery of nucleic acid-based medicines. The two new U.S. patents arose out of pioneering work...

2014-06-06 08:25:36

LA JOLLA, Calif., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avidity NanoMedicines LLC, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering a breakthrough approach to the targeted delivery of nucleic acid-based medicines, announced today that its scientific co-founder, Mark E. Davis, Ph.D., will receive the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research. Professor Davis is the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech and was recognized, along with Avelino...

New Hybrid Energy Transfer System Developed
2014-05-28 11:13:55

University of Southampton Scientists from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield and Crete, have developed a new hybrid energy transfer system, which mimics the processes responsible for photosynthesis. From photosynthesis to respiration, the processes of light absorption and its transfer into energy represent elementary and essential reactions that occur in any biological living system. This energy transfer is known as Forster Resonance...

2014-05-01 08:37:50

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Label-Free Detection Market by Technology (Bio-layer interferometry, Optical waveguide grating technology, Surface Plasmon resonance), Consumables & Instruments, Applications (Lead Generation, Binding Kinetics), End user - Global Forecasts & Trends to 2018" to its store. DALLAS, Texas, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Label-free technology is rapidly gaining widespread acceptance as a drug discovery and life science research tool. Currently, the drug discovery...

2014-02-05 12:29:08

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avidity NanoMedicines LLC, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering a breakthrough approach to the targeted delivery of nucleic acid-based medicines, announced today that Arthur A. Levin, Ph.D., has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Research and Development. In this role, Dr. Levin will be responsible for leading Avidity's research and development organization and overseeing advancement of its drug pipeline. "Art brings an...

2013-11-13 13:27:31

A class of drugs used to treat parasitic infections such as malaria may also be useful in treating cancers and immune-related diseases, a new WSU-led study has found. Researchers discovered that simple modifications to the drug furamidine have a major impact on its ability to affect specific human proteins involved in the on-off switches of certain genes. “This was rather unexpected, given how relatively simple the molecules are that we modified and how difficult it has been to affect...


Latest Biophysics Reference Libraries

Biophysical Journal
2012-05-28 10:08:02

The Biophysical Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published biweekly by Cell Press on behalf of the Biophysical Society. It was established in 1960. The editor-in-chief is Edward Egelman. It covers all aspects of biophysics.  It is the leading international journal for original research in molecular, cellular, and system biophysics. Modern biophysics is a broad and rapidly advancing field encompassing the study of biological structures with a focus on mechanisms at the...

European Biophysics Journal
2012-04-25 14:39:00

The European Biophysics Journal is a scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media on behalf of the European Biophysical Societies Association. Published works occur in the field of biophysics (the study of biological phenomena using physical methods and concepts). It publishes original papers, reviews and letters. The editor-in-chief is Anthony Watts of University of Oxford. Areas of research that are frequently published in the journal include: structure and dynamics of...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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