University of Bristol

Random walks on DNA

Scientists have revealed how a bacterial enzyme has evolved an energy-efficient method to move long distances along DNA. The findings, published in Science, present further insight into the coupling of chemical and mechan ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Nanoscopic cages for big applications

(Phys.org) —Scientists have developed a new type of nanoparticle with potential applications in chemistry, biology and medicine. The findings, published in Science and led by a multidisciplinary team o ...

dateApr 16, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Sonic lasso catches cells

(Phys.org) —Academics have demonstrated for the first time that a "sonic lasso" can be used to grip microscopic objects, such as cells, and move them about.

dateApr 03, 2013 in General Physics
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Ocean cores reveal eruption dynamics

(Phys.org) —Using information gathered from samples of deep sea sediments, researchers from the University of Bristol report new findings regarding the dynamics of the eruption of Mount Tambora, Indonesia ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Archerfish get an eye test (w/ video)

(Phys.org) —A modified version of an eye test used to assess visual acuity in the military has been given to archerfish by scientists to help explain how these remarkable fish are able to accurately spit ...

dateMar 21, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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