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DNA Code Shapes Gold Nanoparticles
2012-08-08 16:01:32

DNA holds the genetic code for all sorts of biological molecules and traits.

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2011-07-25 11:48:30

Glucose meters aren't just for diabetics anymore.

2009-12-10 12:28:18

Scientists have designed a synthetic protein that is both a structural model and a functional model of a native protein, nitric-oxide reductase.

2009-11-04 14:42:11

New insight into how nature handles some fundamental processes is guiding researchers in the design of tailor-made proteins for applications such as artificial photosynthetic centers, long-range electron transfers, and fuel-cell catalysts for energy conversion.

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2009-08-06 11:04:38

For cancer drug developers, finding an agent that kills tumor cells is only part of the equation. The drug must also spare healthy cells, and – ideally – its effects will be reversible, to cut short any potentially dangerous side effects.

2005-10-18 22:16:08

Mimicking nature, a procedure developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can find and correct defects in self-assembled nanomaterials. The new proofreading and error-removal process is based on catalytic DNA and represents a paradigm shift in nanoscale science and engineering.


Word of the Day
eupeptic
  • Of or relating to good digestion.
  • Cheerful.
The word 'eupeptic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'good' and 'digest'.
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