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Bacterial armor holds clues for self-assembling nanostructures

Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever-changing environmental conditions. That is the case for many microorganisms. In a new study, researchers have uncovered key details in this natural process that can be used for the self-assembly of nanomaterials into complex two- and three-dimensional structures.

Feb 11th, 2015

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Biomedical applications of gold-oxoborate nanocomposites

Scientists present the synthesis and characterization of a new inorganic nanostructured functional material, BOA, comprising gold nanoparticles and oxoborates. It has the form of small building blocks composed of gold nanoparticles embedded in a polyoxoborate matrix.

Feb 11th, 2015

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Live bacterium depicted using X-ray laser

An international team of scientists has succeeded, for the first time, in depicting intact live bacteria with an X-ray laser. This technique can give researchers a clearer understanding of the complex world of cells.

Feb 11th, 2015

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DNA 'cage' could improve nanopore technology

Researchers have combined a nanopore with a tiny cage capable of trapping and holding a single DNA strand after it has been pulled through the pore. While caged, biochemical experiments can be performed on the strand, which can then be zipped back through the nanopore to look at how the strand has changed.

Feb 10th, 2015

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