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Breakthrough study on molecular interactions could improve development of new medicines

January 6, 2020

A first-of-its-kind study on molecular interactions by biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and…
Rapid Detection of Intermolecular Interactions

December 23, 2019

The ability to detect molecular interactions quickly and accurately is essential for the successful interrogation of biological systems…
Alzheimer’s protein is likely held together with many weak chemical interactions

July 25, 2019

The chemical interactions that give proteins their shape may be weaker and more numerous than previously recognized. These…
New theory unlocks the secret behind protein-membrane interactions

January 29, 2019

Trillions of cells — all different shapes and sizes — form a human body’s structure. Surrounding each cell…
The molecular shuttle is attached to two polystyrene beads through two DNA molecules. Picture credit: Scixel.
Five minutes in the life of a molecular shuttle

October 31, 2018

Scientists from IMDEA Nanociencia follow and operate one molecular shuttle-at-a-time, in real time, for several hundreds of cycles.…
Reversing the curse of quantum chemistry

May 4, 2017

Sandia develops math techniques to improve computational efficiency in quantum chemistry LIVERMORE, Calif. – Researchers at Sandia National…
A social network of human proteins

October 23, 2015

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried near Munich and at the MPI of Molecular…
NIST Offers Electronics Industry Two Ways to Snoop on Self-Organizing Molecules

October 24, 2014

A few short years ago, the idea of a practical manufacturing process based on getting molecules to organize…
Cooling with molecules down to (almost) absolute zero

October 23, 2014

Researchers at the universities in Bielefeld, Manchester, and Zaragoza present low-temperature experiment in Nature Communications. An international team…
Wild Molecular Interactions in a New Hydrogen Mixture

October 21, 2014

Hydrogen—the most abundant element in the cosmos—responds to extremes of pressure and temperature differently. Under ambient conditions hydrogen…
A molecule in an optical whispering gallery

September 23, 2014

Being able to track individual biomolecules and observe them at work is every biochemist’s dream. This would enable…
Wait, Did You Just Say Force Field?

January 27, 2014

New work builds on research to make bio-inspired plastics that could sense and degrade chemical and biological agents, ultimately saving…
Intramolecular Motions of Chaperonin Play Important Role in Protein Repair

September 13, 2013

A research group led by Prof. Yuji Sasaki (Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo), Hiroshi…
Tiny nanocubes help scientists tell left from right

June 28, 2013

In chemical reactions, left and right can make a big difference. A “left-handed” molecule of a particular chemical…
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