Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

A tale of two roads into protein unfolding

You are taking a class on origami and Mr. Otaki asks you to fold that little red piece of paper into a very elaborate design. You have to do it in a very short time. You try your best but you fail. Your origami ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Sodium selective DNAzyme sensor

(Phys.org)—Sodium ions are key regulators in cellular processes. The fluids in cells, whether it is water, blood plasma, or nutrients, are regulated by the sodium concentration in cells. If scientists could ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Biochemistry report
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Towards the ultimate model of water

Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), IBM and the University of Edinburgh have developed the first conceptually simple but broadly applicable model for water.

dateMay 08, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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Sustainability of the built environment

In times of limited resources and continued evidence of significant climate change, sustainability is increasingly regarded as a topic of global importance. Consider areas such as design, energy, and materials: ...

dateMay 08, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Hitting the borders of expansion

Why does a species not adapt to an ever-wider range of conditions, gradually expanding its geographical range? In their paper published on May 5 in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), Jitka Polecho ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Ecology
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