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Latest Molecular motor Stories

2013-12-18 11:42:28

Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along the length of a carbon nanotube.

2013-04-19 17:55:22

Scientists have revealed how a bacterial enzyme has evolved an energy-efficient method to move long distances along DNA.

2011-11-07 16:43:52

Interdisciplinary research between biology and physics aims to understand the cell and how it organizes internally.

2011-09-20 13:41:22

Dr. Katja Fälber and Professor Oliver Daumke, structural biologists at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, together with researchers from Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, have determined the molecular structure of dynamin, a ‘wire-puller’ that mediates nutrient uptake into the cell.

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2011-09-05 11:39:59

Researchers have developed an electric motor that is just a billionth of a meter across.

2011-08-11 21:49:21

The transport system inside living cells is a well-oiled machine with tiny protein motors hauling chromosomes, neurotransmitters and other vital cargo around the cell.

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2010-11-07 07:33:07

Rice University bioengineers measure pulling power of hitched pairs of protein motors.

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2010-04-16 08:53:21

A University of Utah researcher helped discover how a "wimpy" protein motor works with two other proteins to gain the strength necessary to move nerve cells and components inside them.

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2010-02-18 12:55:00

Life’s smallest motor, a protein that shuttles cargo within cells and helps cells divide, does so by rocking up and down like a seesaw.

2009-12-02 18:39:59

A new study reveals how molecular motors that power important subcellular movements can generate cyclical motion.


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  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
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