Engineers reveal molecular secrets of cephalopod powers

Reflectins, the unique structural proteins that give squids and octopuses the ability to change colors and blend in with their surroundings, are thought to have great potential for innovations in areas as diverse as electronics, ...

Scientists first to simulate a large-scale virus, M13

Atomistic simulations are a powerful tool to study the movement and interactions of atoms and molecules. In many biological processes, large-scale effects, for example, assembly of large viruses to nanoparticles are important. ...

Lab explores new resins for light-based 3-D printing

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) team has simulated the cross-linking of 3-D-printed polymer networks, a key step toward developing new functional resins for light-based 3-D-printing techniques including two-photon ...

Looking for hidden states of the COVID-19 spike protein

The virus wreaking havoc on our lives is an efficient infection machine. Comprised of only 29 proteins (compared to our 400,000), with a genome 1/200,000 the size of ours, SARS-CoV-2 is expertly evolved to trick our cells ...

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