News tagged with biological functions

Using gold and light to study molecules in water

Thanks to a new device that is the size of a human hair, it is now possible to detect molecules in a liquid solution and observe their interactions. This is of major interest for the scientific community, as there is currently ...

dateJul 31, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Protein surfaces defects act as drug targets

New research shows a physical characterisation of the interface of the body's proteins with water. Identifying the locations where it is easiest to remove water from the interface of target proteins could constitute a novel ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Materials Science
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Snooping on neighbours gives animals the upper paw

( —Animals that have developed the ability to eavesdrop on their neighbours may have the edge when it comes to finding food and expanding their habitat, a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia ...

dateJul 12, 2013 in Ecology
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Size matters for creatures of cold polar waters

Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool, Plymouth, and Radboud, Netherlands, have challenged the view that giant animals are found in polar seas because of a superabundance of oxygen in cold water.

dateJul 10, 2013 in Ecology
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