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Breaking nature's superfluid symmetry

Superfluids are an exotic state of matter in which particles flow without experiencing viscosity. Hiroki Ikegami and colleagues from the RIKEN Low Temperature Physics Laboratory in Wako have now observed ...

dateSep 06, 2013 in General Physics
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From a drop of blood, a clone

Over the last few decades, scientists have drawn upon a powerful arsenal of biotechnology techniques to establish a wide variety of genetically engineered mouse strains. These animals represent invaluable ...

dateAug 16, 2013 in Biotechnology
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A better trigger for targeted drug delivery

Biomolecular 'nanocarriers' formed by the careful assembly of protein subunits are common in nature and perform a range of essential roles in biological processes, powered by the biological energy carrier ...

dateAug 09, 2013 in Biochemistry
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A tighter fit with artificial DNA

An artificial base that enhances the protein-binding affinity and selectivity of DNA expands the DNA machinery.DNA aptamers are expected to play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of various ...

dateJul 19, 2013 in Biochemistry
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