Scientists confirm key targets of new anti-cancer drug candidates

Ribosomes, ancient molecular machines that produce proteins in cells, are required for cell growth in all organisms, accomplishing strikingly complex tasks with apparent ease. But defects in the assembly process and its regulation ...

Nano world: Where towers construct themselves

Imagine a tower builds itself into the desired structure only by choosing the appropriate bricks. Absurd – and however, in the nano world this is reality: There an unordered crowd of components can initiate the formation ...

The human touch makes robots defter

Cornell engineers are helping humans and robots work together to find the best way to do a job, an approach called "coactive learning."

Ancient bacteria go under the lens

Every fourth breath you take comes from cyanobacteria, which populate the planet's waters. Progenitors of these microscopic, photosynthetic organisms are believed to have been the first organisms to release oxygen into the ...

New model gives better control of self-assembly processes

Researchers at ICMS (Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology) have developed a new model that allows better control of self-assembly, the process through which molecules aggregate by themselves ...

Novel molecules to target the cytoskeleton

The dysfunction of the cytoskeleton, a constituent element of the cell, is often associated with pathologies such as the onset of metastases. For this reason, it is a target of interest in numerous therapies. Teams from CNRS, ...

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