DNA replication machinery captured at atom-level detail

July 15, 2019) Life depends on double-stranded DNA unwinding and separating into single strands that can be copied for cell division. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have determined at atomic resolution the ...

How a crystal is solvated in water

Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have observed how a molecule from a solid crystal structure is solvated in a liquid solvent at a molecular level for the first time. The process is too fast to decipher at room temperature. ...

Scientists observe nanowires as they grow

At DESY's X-ray source PETRA III, scientists have followed the growth of tiny wires of gallium arsenide live. Their observations reveal exact details of the growth process responsible for the evolving shape and crystal structure ...

Spying on malaria parasites at -196 Celsius

Malaria research: By combining two advanced microscope techniques an international team of scientists led by postdoc Sergey Kapishnikov from the Niels Bohr Institute has managed to obtain new information about the ravaging ...

'Weirdest martensite': Century-old smectic riddle finally solved

Using the latest computer game technology, a Cornell-led team of physicists has come up with a "suitably beautiful" explanation to a puzzle that has baffled researchers in the materials and theoretical physics communities ...

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