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Synthetic biology enables protein origami

July 26, 2019

The ancient art of paper folding known as origami is used to make intricate birds or other shapes.…
DNA origami to scale-up molecular motors

May 31, 2019

Researchers have successfully used DNA origami to make smooth-muscle-like contractions in large networks of molecular motor systems, a…
Self-healing DNA nanostructures

May 30, 2019

DNA assembled into nanostructures such as tubes and origami-inspired shapes could someday find applications ranging from DNA computers…
DNA origami: a precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness

January 17, 2019

Using DNA origami – DNA-based design of precise nanostructures – scientists at Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with researchers…
Imaging Individual Flexible DNA “Building Blocks” in 3-D

February 22, 2018

Over the past decade, researchers have been working to create nanoscale materials and devices using DNA as construction…
DNA Nanorobots Successfully Kill Tumours in Mice

February 21, 2018

Detailing their findings in a study published on 12 February in the journal Nature Biotechnology, an international group…
Single-stranded DNA and RNA origami go live

December 21, 2017

Nanotechnologists are using DNA, the genetic material present in living organisms, as well as its multifunctional cousin RNA,…
DNA nanotech reaches grand scales

December 18, 2017

Harvard Medical School researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have leapfrogged their own technology by vastly improving…
Scientists “paint” the world’s smallest Mona Lisa on the world’s largest DNA canvas

December 8, 2017

DNA origami revolutionized the field of nanotechnology, opening up possibilities of building tiny molecular devices or “smart” programmable…
DNA origami could lead to nano ‘transformers’ for biomedical applications

January 6, 2015

If the new nano-machines built at The Ohio State University look familiar, it’s because they were designed with…
Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream

October 24, 2014

DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and…
Researchers create world’s largest DNA origami

September 12, 2014

Scaffolded DNA origami utilizes numerous chemically synthesized, short DNA strands (staple strands) to direct the folding of a…
Programmed to Fold: RNA Origami

August 21, 2014

Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark and Caltech have developed a new method for organizing molecules on the…
Bioengineering team creates self-forming tetrahedron protein

April 30, 2013

A combined team of researchers from the U.S. and Slovenia has succeeded in creating “origami” type proteins that…
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