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Self-defense for plants

When you see brown spots on otherwise healthy green leaves, you may be witnessing a plant's immune response as it tries to keep a bacterial infection from spreading. Some plants are more resistant to such infections than ...

dateJan 08, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Finding form by folding

Ribosomes are the organelles responsible for protein synthesis in cells. LMU researchers have now dissected early steps in their assembly and visualized how their RNA components fold correctly and find their places in the ...

dateJan 08, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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The making of biorelevant nanomaterials

The interactions of biological macromolecules such as nucleic acids, proteins, and polysaccharide–protein conjugates can be mimicked by artificial polyelectrolytes. Such synthetic polyionic complexes are expected to serve ...

dateJan 03, 2018 in Nanomaterials
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