News tagged with molecular chemistry

Tugging at cells with molecules and light

Everyone is made up of approximately 100 trillion cells – if they were laid end to end, they would circle the globe 60 times. Most of these cells arise from mitosis and differentiation of a single egg cell. To orientate ...

dateDec 20, 2016 in Biochemistry
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The hidden side of sulfur

Synthetic organic chemistry consists of transforming existing molecules into new molecular structures or assemblies. These new molecular systems are then used in a myriad of ways in everyday life - in a wide range of sectors, ...

dateDec 14, 2016 in Materials Science
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Ribosomal quality control

The formation of macromolecular machines within cells is often a complicated endavour. Biochemists from the University of Würzburg and Göttingen have now unravelled new details of these processes. They show that cells invest ...

dateOct 06, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Pushing a single-molecule switch

An international team of researchers from Donostia International Physics Center, Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, University of Liverpool, and the Polish Academy of Sciences has shown a new way to operate ...

dateJul 15, 2016 in Nanophysics
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The origins of abiotic species

How can life originate from a lifeless chemical soup? This question has puzzled scientists since Darwin's 'Origin of species'. University of Groningen chemistry professor Sijbren Otto studies 'chemical evolution' to see if ...

dateJan 04, 2016 in Biochemistry
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