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Method to decipher the spatial organization of biological structures

Protein structure

Researchers are constantly expanding their arsenal of methods to decipher the spatial organization of biological structures. Using microscopes, they can now visualize individual macromolecular components within DNA, protein, or other complexes. However, this resolution typically requires sophisticated equipment applied to specially-processed samples, and it is difficult to simultaneously watch many …

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artificial silk could be suitable for engineering cardiac tissue

Spider Silk

Ever more people are suffering from cardiac insufficiency, despite significant advances in preventing and minimising damage to the heart. The main cause of reduced cardiac functionality lies in the irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells due to disease, especially ischaemic diseases such as cardiac infarction. There is still no treatment …

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Synthetic nanoparticles achieve the complexity of bio molecules 

Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as their natural counterparts — biomolecules. The study, published in Science, also reveals the atomic-level mechanisms behind nanoparticle self-assembly. The findings from the lab of Chemistry Professor Rongchao Jin …

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