News tagged with molecular structure

Scientists watch proteins self-assemble

Enabling bioengineers to design new molecular machines for nanotechnology applications is one of the possible outcomes of a study by University of Montreal researchers that was published in Nature Structural an ...

Jun 10, 2012
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Revealing a pollutant's Achilles' heal

Nitric oxide (NO) is a versatile free radical that plays central roles in the environment as well as living organisms. At low concentration in the human body, for example, NO protects organs against pathogens ...

Jun 08, 2012
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Channeling our ion past

To understand how the first cells transported ions across their membranes, researchers are studying simple channels used by fungi to kill off bacteria.

Jun 07, 2012
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Scientists study how to improve pesticide efficiency

In 2007, a controversial pesticide was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use on fruit and vegetable crops, mainly in California and Florida. Farm workers and scientists protested the approval of the pesticide ...

Feb 29, 2012
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