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Secrets of dark proteome

Proteins are often referred to as the building blocks of life, and make up about 15 per cent of the mass of the average person, performing a wide variety of essential functions in the body.

dateNov 19, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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3-D mapping a new drug-delivery tool

Cubosomes are small biological 'capsules' that can deliver molecules of nutrients or drugs with high efficiency. They have a highly symmetrical interior made of tiny cubes of assembled fat molecules similar to the ones in ...

dateNov 17, 2015 in Materials Science
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Slow motion molecular collisions unravelled

For the first time, scientists have observed how molecules change direction after slow collisions with atoms. Researchers from Radboud University and the FOM Foundation allowed molecules to collide with atoms very slowly. ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in General Physics
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