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Nanopores reveal amino acid fingerprints

Researchers have taken a major step toward the sequencing of proteins, demonstrating the accurate identification of amino acids, by briefly pinning each in a nanopore between a pair of flanking electrodes and measuring a characteristic chain of current spikes passing through successive amino acid molecules.

Apr 6th, 2014

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To bridge LEDs' green gap, scientists think small - really small

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes, especially in the 'green gap', simulations have shown. Nanostructure LEDs made from indium nitride could lead to more natural-looking white lighting while avoiding some of the efficiency loss today's LEDs experience at high power.

Apr 4th, 2014

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Probing the next generation of 2D materials

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is part of a wider group of materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides and has been put forward by researchers as a potential building block for the next generation of low-cost electrical devices.

Apr 4th, 2014

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Tiny biomolecular tweezers studying force effect of cells

A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins. The devices - too small to see without a microscope - use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic forces to precisely stretch the cells and molecules, holding them in position so that the activity of receptors and other biochemical activity can be studied.

Apr 3rd, 2014

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