Archive: 10/21/2011

How do protein binding sites stay dry in water?

In a report to be published soon in EPJE¹, researchers from the National University of the South in Bahía Blanca, Argentina studied the condition for model cavity and tunnel structures resembling the binding sites ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Nanophysics
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How cells know when to tighten the belt

The epithelial cells that line the surface of tissues form a tightly sealed barrier, with individual cells joined together by structures called apical junctional complexes (AJCs). However, embryonic epithelium ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Recognizing pathogenic invaders

Researchers in Japan have determined the structural basis of the molecular defense system that protects insects from pathogens1, which provides clarity on the molecular binding that underpins this defense ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Is another Earth out there?

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the search for another Earth, "the stage is only just coming into view" as new mega-telescopes come online, but there is plenty of room for amateurs with less sophisticated telescopes to ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Space Exploration
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