Technique could make it easier to use mRNA to treat disease or deliver vaccines
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By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce any protein encoded by the mRNA. This technique holds great potential for administering vaccines ...
Team develops gas-sensing technology that could revolutionize environmental and medical diagnostics
1 hour ago
Relying on nanotechnology, scientists from Russia and Germany led by Skoltech research scientist Fedor Fedorov have developed an innovative solution for detecting traces of gas in the air.
New infrared imaging technique reveals molecular orientation of proteins in silk fibres
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A large international collaboration has used a specialised technique on the infrared microspectroscopy (IRM) beamline at the Australian Synchrotron to determine the structure of proteins in individual silk fibres that has ...
Pulling, not pushing, silk could revolutionize how greener materials are manufactured
4 hours ago
New insights into how animals spin silk could lead to new, greener ways of producing synthetic fibres, according to academics at the University of Sheffield.
Complex life evolved out of the chance coupling of small molecules
11 hours ago
Complex life, as we know it, started completely by chance, with small strands of molecules linking up, which eventually would have given them the ability to replicate themselves.
Video: Sushi's sublime secrets
14 hours ago
Sushi is sublime. Just fresh fish and seasoned rice in its simplest form served one on top of the other, or rolled up with some veggies in a seaweed wrapper. What creates the subtle interplay of flavors in your tuna nigiri?
New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollution
19 hours ago
An inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce ...
Supercontinuum lasers can lead to better bread and beer
20 hours ago
Researchers from the Department of Food Science (FOOD) at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark are the first in the world to have analysed whole grains with long near-infrared wavelengths using a new type of light source, ...
Slowing the clockwork
21 hours ago
Progress on the way to smart nanomachines: LMU chemists have modified the synthesis of a molecular motor so as to reduce the speed of its light-driven rotation, thus permitting the researchers to analyze the mechanism of ...
Device for measuring inflammation at home
21 hours ago
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a portable device for measuring inflammation levels quickly in home environment.