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Role of amyloids in type II diabetes

A collaboration between Los Alamos, Yale University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute published research in the journal Langmuir that sheds light on pathological properties of amyloids identified in type II diabetes. Amyloids ...

dateJul 07, 2016 in Biochemistry
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How yeast cells regulate their fat balance

Not only humans but also each of their body cells must watch their fat balance. Fats perform highly specialised functions, especially in the cell membrane. A research group at the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences ...

dateJun 23, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Copolymer membranes toughened up

A novel synthetic membrane produced by researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, is stronger and more stable than previous examples made by the same technique. The new material ...

dateJun 22, 2016 in Polymers
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Misleading images in cell biology

Light cannot be used to image any structures smaller than half its wavelength - for a long time, this was considered to be the ultimate resolution limit in light microscopy. The development of superresolution microscopy, ...

dateJun 15, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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