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Peptides imaged in unprecedented detail

Chemists from Radboud University Nijmegen and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) have succeeded in producing detailed 3D structures of selected peptides - the building blocks of proteins.

Feb 27th, 2014

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Artificial muscles that do the twist

Researchers demonstrate a new material's potential by using it to replicate the biological motion of the heart, and also developed a matching 3D computer model of it.

Feb 26th, 2014

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Watching how the brain works

For the first time, a group of scientists has been able to observe intact interactions between proteins, directly in the brain of a live animal.

Feb 24th, 2014

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An essential step toward printing living tissues (w/video)

A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences creates intricately patterned 3-D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels. The work represents a major step toward a longstanding goal of tissue engineers: creating human tissue constructs realistic enough to test drug safety and effectiveness.

Feb 19th, 2014

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New method evaluates response to oxidation in live cells

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process governing a wide variety of cellular functions that may become the basis for a 'health checkup' for living cells.

Feb 12th, 2014

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