News tagged with physical biology

Sneaking up on the glassy transition of water

Rapid cooling of ordinary water or compression of ordinary ice: either of these can transform normal H2O into an exotic substance that resembles glass in its transparency, brittleness, hardness, and luster. Unlike everyday ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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'Kinks' in tiny chains reveal Brownian rotation

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rice University researchers have created a method to measure the axial rotation of tiny rods. The technique detailed in a paper by Sibani Lisa Biswal and her colleagues appears this month in the journal Physical ...

dateMay 19, 2011 in General Physics
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Astrobiology meets cancer research

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an interplanetary meeting of the minds, astrobiologists and oncologists have worked together to provide new insights into the origins of cancer, which remains a major killer despite the best efforts of ...

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Biochemistry
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