Archive: 10/30/2006

Ghost Protein Leaves Fresh Tracks in the Cell

Spectrin and ankyrin are two essential proteins acting like bricks and mortar to shape and fortify cell membranes. But distinguishing which protein is the brick and which is the mortar has turned out to be difficult. New ...

Oct 30, 2006 3.8 / 5 (8) 0

Engineers probe spiders' polymer art

A team of MIT engineers has identified two key physical processes that lend spider silk its unrivaled strength and durability, bringing closer to reality the long-sought goal of spinning artificial spider silk.

Oct 30, 2006 4.2 / 5 (19) 0