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Using DNA to assemble a protein lattice

(—Living systems have ready-made catalysts, known as enzymes, for many types of reactions. What if these enzymes could be snapped together like Lego pieces to make a lattice structure? An ideal procedure for accomplishing ...

dateApr 02, 2015 in Materials Science report
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Researcher investigates capsule elasticity

Carnegie Mellon University's Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Shelley Anna recently received a National Science Foundation grant for a project which will explore ways to optimize capsules, micrometer-sized ...

dateAug 31, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Doping crystals of nanocrystals

Silicon semiconductors form the basis of all modern electronics and microprocessors. Crucial to these applications is the ability to 'dope' the semiconductor; which is to say, by controllably adding impurity atoms to a semiconductor, ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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New nanodevice defeats drug resistance

Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow back. A new nanodevice developed by MIT researchers can help overcome that by first blocking the gene that ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Pouring fire on fuels at the nanoscale

There are no magic bullets for global energy needs. But fuel cells in which electrical energy is harnessed directly from live, self-sustaining chemical reactions promise cheaper alternatives to fossil fuels.

dateAug 07, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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