Archive: 10/30/2007

Evolution in the nanoworld

The automatic molecular assembly and selection steps exhibited by the molecules, which start as random mixtures, demonstrates a fundamental step in the evolution of life. The organization is activated by instructions ...

dateOct 30, 2007 in Nanophysics
shares0 comments 11

How Does the Antitumor Drug Get to the Cell Nucleus?

Platinum complexes such as the well-known cisplatin are powerful antitumor medications. They cross the cell membrane and reach the nucleus, where they attach to DNA and stop cell growth. But how does cisplatin get to the ...

dateOct 30, 2007 in
shares0 comments 0

Birth defects jump in China

China experienced a 40 percent jump in babies born with "visible deformities" from 2001 to 2006, with the number now reaching up to 300,000 annually.

dateOct 30, 2007 in Health
shares0 comments 0

Efficient crowd control in bacterial colonies

Bacterial cells form colonies with complex organization (aka biofilms), particularly in response to hostile environmental conditions. Recent studies have shown that biofilm development occurs when bacterial cells seek out ...

dateOct 30, 2007 in
shares0 comments 0