News tagged with molecular machine

Shape-shifting molecular robots respond to DNA signals

A research group at Tohoku University and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed a molecular robot consisting of biomolecules, such as DNA and protein. The molecular robot was developed by integrating ...

dateMar 02, 2017 in Robotics
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How to see living machines

It sounds like something out of the Borg in Star Trek. Nano-sized robots self-assemble to form biological machines that do the work that keeps one alive. And yet something like this really does go on.

dateNov 22, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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Nobel: Big hopes rest on tiny machines

Molecular machines, which earned their inventors the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday, are a fraction of the width of a human hair but strong enough to move things 10,000 times their size.

dateOct 05, 2016 in Other
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Watching molecular machines at work

When one cell divides into two - that is how all forms of life are propagated - the newly born daughter cells have to be equipped with everything they will need in their tiny lives. Most important of all is that they inherit ...

dateAug 12, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Organisms or Machines?

Dr. Dan Nicholson is first a scientist, a molecular biologist. However, unlike most researchers in the constantly changing and expanding field of biology, Dan questions the very directions fields like synthetic biology are ...

dateJan 13, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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