News tagged with lipid membrane

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 have measured ...

dateJan 17, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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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 be analyzed simultaneously.

dateNov 09, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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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 ...

dateOct 29, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Nanotech researchers develop artificial pore

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

dateSep 28, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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