Latest Nanopore Stories

2010-12-01 22:54:50

Genome sequencing will have a profound effect on our understanding of genetic biology and could usher in a day when doctor and patient are able to review individual genome sequences to fully personalise medical treatment.

2010-11-15 13:34:12

The twisting, ladder-like form of the DNA molecule—the architectural floor plan of life—contains a universe of information critical to human health.

2010-11-09 20:49:27

Membrane-associated receptors, channels and transporters are among the most important drug targets for the pharmaceutical industry.

2010-09-27 14:25:42

Research published this week in Nature Nanotechnology shows a new method of enzyme-controlled movement of a single strand of DNA through a protein nanopore.

2010-09-11 12:27:20

Extremely thin membrane, a mere one-atom thick, lives up to its acclaim as a 'rapidly rising star'.

2010-08-02 06:46:45

In an innovation critical to improved DNA sequencing, a markedly slower transmission of DNA through nanopores has been achieved by a team led by Sandia National Laboratories researchers.

2010-07-30 13:32:21

Polymer strands wriggle their way through nanometer-sized pores in a membrane to get from here to there and do their jobs.

2010-07-27 07:35:48

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new, carbon-based nanoscale platform to electrically detect single DNA molecules.

2010-07-19 08:54:23

Researchers are developing a new kind of DNA sequencer that will make the dream of "reading" a person’s genetic code for less than $1,000 a reality.

2010-07-14 14:07:30

The movement of long chain polymers through nanopores is a key part of many biological processes, including the transport of RNA, DNA, and proteins.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.