The effects of tightening a molecular knot

A study conducted by Anne-Sophie Duwez and Damien Sluysmans from the NANOCHEM group at the University of Liège (Belgium) has made it possible to decode the mechanical response of small-molecule synthetic overhand knots by ...

Force stabilizes a bond in bacterial adhesion

National University of Singapore biophysicists have discovered how a special bacterial adhesion complex could be counterintuitively stabilized by mechanical stress at the single-molecule level.

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