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New force measured between proteins

Proteins organize themselves around our body cells through a self-induced force. They indent the cell membrane and thereby roll towards each other. This discovery provides new insights in processes like nutritional uptake ...

dateSep 13, 2016 in Biochemistry
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The chloroplast connection

Blue-green algae may look simple, but their photosynthetic apparatus certainly isn't. Its mode of assembly remains puzzling, but the loss of a small protein, variants of which are found in higher plants, clearly causes a ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Blowing bubbles to catch carbon dioxide

Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico (UNM) have created a powerful new way to capture carbon dioxide from coal- and gas-fired electricity plants with a bubble-like membrane that harnesses the power ...

dateSep 01, 2016 in Materials Science
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From rigid to flexible

In order for cells to function properly, cargo needs to be constantly transported from one point to another within the cell, like on a goods station. This cargo is located in or on intracellular membranes, called vesicles. ...

dateAug 26, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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