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Broadening the bilayer

Lipid molecules have split personalities—one part loves water, whereas the other avoids it at all costs. Lipids make up cell membranes, the frontline defense in preventing cellular access to bacterial and viral invaders.

dateMar 31, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Cell morphology shapes protein patterns

Precise control of thedistribution of specific proteins is essential for many biological processes. An LMU team has now described a new model for intracellular pattern formation. Here, the shape of the cell itself plays a ...

dateJan 21, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Copper deposition to fabricate tiny 3D objects

A new 3-D microprinting process allows scientists to easily manufacture tiny, complex metal components. The used technology was designed by ETH researchers years ago for biological research and has now been further developed ...

dateJan 20, 2016 in Engineering
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