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Smallest and fastest-known RNA switches provide new drug targets

A University of Michigan biophysical chemist and his colleagues have discovered the smallest and fastest-known molecular switches made of RNA, the chemical cousin of DNA. The researchers say these rare, fleeting structures are prime targets for the development of new antiviral and antibiotic drugs.

Oct 8th, 2012

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Winzige Partikelpost mit heilender Fracht

Wissenschaftler der Universität Bonn erforschen zusammen mit ihren Kollegen in München und Berlin Nanopartikel, die Gene und Ersatzzellen im Körper genau dahin schleusen, wo sie gebraucht werden.

Oct 5th, 2012

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More efficient all-organic catalysts in fuel cells

Organic catalysts are a breakthrough in the quest for inexpensive and efficient materials for environmentally friendly production of energy in fuel cells. A new study by physicists at Umeå University in Sweden provides better knowledge about key processes in producing these catalysts.

Oct 5th, 2012

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