News tagged with lipid membrane

Scientists create cell assembly line

Borrowing a page from modern manufacturing, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have built a microscopic assembly line that mass produces synthetic cell-like compartments.

Mar 03, 2011
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Controlled heating of gold nanoparticles

Tiny gold particles are good for transferring heat and could be a promising tool for creating localized heating in, for example, a living cell. In new experiments, German researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute ...

Jan 17, 2011
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Lab on chip for membrane proteins

A novel nanopore array structure can be used to monitor the transport kinetics of membrane proteins by fluorescence microscopy. Due to the parallel design of the nanopore chip, a large number of samples can ...

Nov 09, 2010
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Cell membranes behave like cornstarch and water

(PhysOrg.com) -- Surprising discovery by physicists at the University of Oregon overturns a long-held belief, and raises fresh new scientific questions about the biology that regulates lipid and protein mobility.

Nov 03, 2010
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HIV tamed by designer 'leash'

Researchers have shown how an antiviral protein produced by the immune system, dubbed tetherin, tames HIV and other viruses by literally putting them on a leash, to prevent their escape from infected cells. The insights reported ...

Oct 29, 2009
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Nanotech researchers develop artificial pore

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using an RNA-powered nanomotor, University of Cincinnati (UC) biomedical engineering researchers have successfully developed an artificial pore able to transmit nanoscale material through ...

Sep 28, 2009
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