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Microfluidics to accelerate cell membrane research

Life processes depend fundamentally on phenomena occurring on the membranes separating cells from their environment. Hitherto poorly understood, the mechanisms responsible for transport through the cell membrane will be able ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Biochemistry
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'Global positioning' for molecules

In everyday life, the global positioning system (GPS) can be employed to reliably determine the momentary location of one en route to the desired destination. Scientists from the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry ...

dateDec 19, 2014 in Biochemistry
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The gold standard

Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions, but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive. However, computational modeling below the nanoscale level may allow researchers to ...

dateDec 09, 2014 in Materials Science
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