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Solid and liquid at the same time

Microscopically small particles can spontaneously self-assemble into complex layered structures with remarkable properties, according to calculations performed at the TU Wien.

dateJan 17, 2018 in Nanophysics
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Snapshot of DNA repair

DNA is like the computer code of the body, and it must be preserved for our bodies to survive. Yet, as cells grow and change, DNA is vulnerable to defects, especially double strand breaks (DSBs). In fact, DSBs regularly occur ...

dateJan 16, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Discovering the structure of RNA

RNA, or ribonucleic acid, plays an essential role in many biological processes, not only as messenger molecule with the task of transmitting genetic information from the nucleus to the cytoplasm for protein production, but ...

dateJan 05, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Growing organs a few ink drops at a time

Printed replacement human body parts might seem like science fiction, but this technology is rapidly becoming a reality with the potential to greatly contribute to regenerative medicine. Before any real applications, "bioprinting" ...

dateDec 27, 2017 in Engineering
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