Physical manipulation of microscopic structures and proteins allows scientists to alter cell biology.
For most, this small scale approach provides a vital link between natural responses in cells and medical intervention. This approach could open up new opportunities in cell biology, biotechnology, and medication.
At the heart of this is DNA origami. This recent technique in the creation of hybrid structures takes DNA and proteins to form new, more beneficial components. It is the work of Florian Praetorius and Prof. Hendrik Dietz of the Technical University of Munich and is sure to replicate elsewhere.… Read more
Nanotechnology is no longer a science bound to the world of science fiction. Radical breakthroughs in particle construction and function mean that they are real and ready for use.
Often, the focus lies in the initiatives in the world of healthcare, electronics, energy generation and even the military. There is always that consumer market that cannot be readily ignored.… Read more
Deoxyribonucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA is a molecule that carries genetic information in human beings as well as other living things.
This information is used to influence the growth, development, functioning and even reproduction of living things. This makes DNA one of the most interesting molecules in nature.… Read more