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New nano-tool synthesized

Two chemists at The Scripps Research Institute have synthesized a new nano-scale scientific tool -- a tiny molecular switch that turns itself on or off as it detects metallic ions in its immediate surroundings.

dateApr 13, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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Chemists explain the switchboards in our cells

Our cells are controlled by billions of molecular "switches" and chemists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a theory that explains how these molecules work. Their findings may significantly help efforts to build biologically ...

dateAug 03, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Scientists locate disease switches

A team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen and the Max Planck Institute in Germany, has identified no less than 3,600 molecular switches in the human body. These switches, which regulate protein functions, may ...

dateJul 17, 2009 in Medical research
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