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Nanoscale velcro used for molecule transport

Biological membranes are like a guarded border. They separate the cell from the environment and at the same time control the import and export of molecules. The nuclear membrane can be crossed via many tiny pores. Scientists ...

dateJun 25, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Swiss cheese crystal, or high-tech sponge?

The sponges of the future will do more than clean house. Picture this, for example: Doctors use a tiny sponge to soak up a drug and deliver it directly to a tumor. Chemists at a manufacturing plant use another to trap and ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Materials Science
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