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Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump

Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is no small feat. The pump ...

dateMay 19, 2015 in Nanophysics
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A triangular protein pump

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have elucidated the structure of a molecular machine with an atypical triangular shape that is involved in peroxisome biogenesis, and characterized its conformation in different ...

dateJul 06, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Mysteries of 'molecular machines' revealed

"Inside each cell in our bodies and inside every bacterium and virus are tiny but complex protein molecules that synthesize chemicals, replicate genetic material, turn each other on and off, and transport chemicals across ...

dateDec 22, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Chemists show life on Earth was not a fluke

How life came about from inanimate sets of chemicals is still a mystery. While we may never be certain which chemicals existed on prebiotic Earth, we can study the biomolecules we have today to give us clues about what happened ...

dateOct 24, 2013 in Biochemistry
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