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Watching molecules 'dance' in real time

( —A new technique which traps light at the nanoscale to enable real-time monitoring of individual molecules bending and flexing may aid in our understanding of how changes within a cell can lead to diseases such ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Nano-forests to reveal secrets of cells

Vertical nanowires could be used for detailed studies of what happens on the surface of cells. The findings are important for pharmaceuticals research, among other applications. A group of researchers from Lund University ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Voltage tester for beating cardiac cells

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in recording the current in membrane channels of contracting cardiac cells. To do this, the scientists combined an atomic force microscope with a widely used method for measuring ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Water purification at the molecular level

( —Fracking for oil and gas is a dirty business. The process uses millions of gallons of water laced with chemicals and sand. Most of the contaminated water is trucked to treatment plants to be cleaned, which is ...

dateOct 30, 2014 in Polymers
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A new weapon in the fight against superbugs

The ever-increasing threat from "superbugs"—strains of pathogenic bacteria that are impervious to the antibiotics that subdued their predecessor generations—has forced the medical community to look for bactericidal weapons ...

dateOct 31, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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