News tagged with spatial structure

Predicting the 3D structure of biomolecules

Without biomolecules no life: In each cell of an organism, legions of minute machines are working to e.g. transport oxygen, utilize nutrients, or repair damage of genetic information. Functioning of the molecular tool kit ...

dateApr 05, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Conductor turned insulator amid disorder

Some materials that are inherently disordered display unusual conductivity, sometimes behaving like insulators and sometimes like conductors. Physicists have now analysed the conductivity in a special class of disordered ...

dateDec 02, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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New fluorescent polymer makes deformation visible

A new type of polymer can show that it has changed shape. After exposure to UV light, the chain-like molecules emit a different colour of light. This opens a new pathway for research into how viruses function in a cell and ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Polymers
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