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Study reveals phosphorous-containing lipid in membrane activates cell proliferation

June 1, 2018

Researchers at the University of Tokyo revealed that a phosphorous-containting lipid in the membrane plays a critical role…
Synthetic Membranes Created to Mimic Properties of Living Cells

July 20, 2016

Biochemists at the University of California San Diego have developed artificial cell membranes that grow and remodel themselves…
Squished cells could shape design of synthetic materials

May 4, 2016

Life is flexible. All living cells are basically squishy balloons full of water, proteins and DNA, surrounded by…
Oxygen is a blessing, right? Well, it can also be a curse

October 15, 2015

Don’t expect to find Noah Malmstadt in an oxygen bar or inside a hyperbaric chamber. “People think oxygen…
Researchers study ways to disable algal bloom

September 22, 2015

From shellfish industries on the West Coast to popular beaches in New York, human health, fishing and tourist…
Seeing the Action Inside of a Cell

May 27, 2015

Cells are biological wonders. Throughout billions of years of existence on Earth, these tiny units of life have…
Researchers Create A ‘Living Kidney Membrane’

April 9, 2015

Researchers at the MIRA research institute of the University of Twente and the Radboudumc have created a ‘living…
Voltage tester for beating cardiac cells

February 18, 2015

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in recording the current in membrane channels of contracting cardiac cells.…
Studies show a pathway for imported proteins through cell membrane that can be hijacked by toxins

December 19, 2014

Two teams of researchers have been looking into the ways that toxins can fool cell membranes into gaining…
Creation of ‘Rocker’ protein opens way for new smart molecules in medicine, other fields

December 19, 2014

Human cells are protected by a largely impenetrable molecular membrane, but researchers have built the first artificial transporter…
Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

November 25, 2014

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an…
Scientists deliver promising one-two punch for lung cancer

November 20, 2014

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered a powerful one-two punch for countering a common genetic mutation that…
‘Endless possibilities’ for bio-nanotechnology

October 9, 2014

Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses…
Some anti-inflammatory drugs affect more than their targets

August 22, 2014

Researchers have discovered that three commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, alter the activity of enzymes within…
Our ancestor’s ‘leaky’ membrane answers big questions in biology

August 13, 2014

All life on Earth came from one common ancestor – a single-celled organism – but what it looked…
A hybrid-motor helps cells push their way through tissues

August 12, 2014

Research has uncovered how two cellular motors, previously thought to compete with each other, can actually work together…
Photosensitive version of amiloride allows regulating the function of sodium-specific ion channels with light

July 23, 2014

The diuretic agent amiloride is used for the treatment of high blood pressure. LMU researchers have now synthesized…
Artificial skin flexes when it comes into contact with a solvent vapour

July 22, 2014

An artificial skin now presented by a team working with scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids…
Nano-scale gold particles are good candidates for drug delivery

July 22, 2014

MIT engineers created simulations of how a gold nanoparticle coated with special molecules can penetrate a membrane. At…
Cell membrane proteins give up their secrets

July 17, 2014

Rice University scientists have succeeded in analyzing transmembrane protein folding in the same way they study the proteins’ free-floating, globular cousins. Rice…
Researchers engineer bacterial proteins that can transport substances across the cell membrane

July 16, 2014

In an experiment on synthetic vesicles (red) the researchers showed that neolectin (green) leeds to invaginations of the…
Study points to potential new target for antibiotics against E. coli, other bugs

July 11, 2014

Scientists have identified a protein that is essential to the survival of E. colibacteria, and consider the protein a…
New membrane can separate even highly mixed fine oil-spill residues

July 4, 2014

Whenever there is a major spill of oil into water, the two tend to mix into a suspension…
Solitary acoustic waves observed to propagate at a lipid membrane interface

June 23, 2014

An optically measured solitary wave (top) in lipid interface looks strikingly similar to an AP. Credit: Shamit Shivastava…
Team discovers Achilles’ heel in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

June 19, 2014

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made a breakthrough in the race to solve antibiotic resistance.…
Synthetic peptides use the force to influence cell survival

May 12, 2014

An image of a cell growing on a strongly cohesive material that encourages cells to grow and spread…
Researchers develop “game-changing” gas separation membrane

May 5, 2014

Refining, whether oil or natural gases, can be a costly process because of the need to remove impurities…
Molecular transporters that drive plant responses to drought and salinity

April 30, 2014

Figure 1: In response to drought, ABA synthesized in leaf veins is transported into nearby ‘guard’ cells by…
Microgel-based thermoresponsive membranes for water filtration

April 28, 2014

Filtration using membrane filters is one of the most commonly used separation techniques. Modern developments are aimed at…
Telescope tech using membrane optics moves to Phase 2

April 23, 2014

Instead of using traditional glass mirrors or lenses, MOIRE seeks to diffract light with Fresnel lenses made from…
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