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Molecules do the triple twist

An international team of scientists has succeeded in designing the world's first triply twisted molecule. Because of their peculiar quantum mechanical properties these structures are interesting for applications in molecular electronics and optoelectronics.

Posted: May 27th, 2014

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Nanoscale truss work

Fancy Erector Set? Nope. The elaborate fractal structure shown here is many, many times smaller than that and is certainly not child's play.

Posted: May 26th, 2014

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Nano-imaging sheds light on how anti-cancer drug Taxol works

Through a combination of high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and new methodology for image analysis and structure interpretation, researchers have produced images of microtubule assembly and disassembly at the unprecedented resolution of 5 angstroms. Among other insights, these observations provide the first explanation of Taxol's success as a cancer chemotherapy agent.

Posted: May 24th, 2014

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