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Schematic illustration of the synthesis of a model triple-enzyme nanocomplex by DNA-directed assembly and nano-encapsulation. Spontaneous assembly of invertase (Inv, A), glucose oxidase (GOx, B) and horseradish peroxidase (HRP, C).

Synthetic enzyme organelles

... A number of different inhibitors - each specific to its own enzyme - are then linked by a string of DNA. In the ... of the different enzymes, each inhibitor hooks its own enzyme, trapping them around the DNA scaffold and ...

Oil spill

Nanosheets Soak Up Spills

A material capable of absorbing up to 33 times its own weight in oils and organic solvents has been developed by ... capable of rapidly soaking up over 30 times its own weight in oils, organic solvents and dyes. To work like ...

Merope star

Lithium shows scientists where to find far-off planets

... spectrum of light given off by a star, whilst others - our own Sun included - contain less than 1% of this amount. To ... into account, a surprising trend emerged. Stars like our own Sun, with planets, lacked lithium, whilst their more ...

Brain

Probing the brain with hair-thin technology

... to the human brain, this could tell us more about how our own brains work. The new probes, called "Neuropixels", each ... hope that they will be able to better understand how our own human brains work, and how things can go wrong - in ...

Michael Faraday in his lab, by Harriet Moore

Evolution seen on a laboratory bench

... more difficult for the RNA Ligase to trigger its own reproduction. The whole process was automated, controlled ... RNA Ligase enzymes and then letting it proceed at its own pace.  After 70 hours and 500 cycles like this the ...

Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a house near Boston Massachusetts

Renewable energy in 2014

... it's actually cheaper to put up solar panels and make your own electricity than it is to buy electricity off the ...

this is a picture of a syringe and needle

Nanoparticle revolutionises vaccination

... white blood cells. "We've turned the patient's own cells into vaccine factories," says Khan. "These cells ...

fMRI, part of the Brain Imaging Center

Improving the power of MRI

... way the charges 'spin', causing the charges to emit their own, brief radio signals which are, in turn, detected and ...

Chinstrap and headphones

Turn chewing and chatting into energy...

... friendly options. Generating energy from our own body movements appears to be an interesting and renewable ...

Structural diagram of clofazimine.

New use for old drug

... useful, because in autoimmune diseases like MS, the body's own immune cells mount an attack on important tissues in the ...

Poison Ivy Plant

Plants Need to Switch Off Intruder Alerts

... can contribute to the immune system attacking the person's own tissues, a condition known as autoimmunity. The same ...

A honey bee on a flower

Europe to Ban Controversial Pesticides

... in Europe, several countries had taken matters into their own hands with France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia all ...

NMR structure of the central region of the human GluR-B R/G pre-mRNA, from the protein data bank ID 1ysv

Chemists cook up recipe for life

... naturally and even in the smog surrounding Titan in our own solar system," indicating that they would probably have ...

Discarded cigarette butts left on the ground

Bin the butt!

... about the health of the environment, as well as their own health, whenever they light up and to "bin the butt" not ...

Diamonds

Diamonds - girl's best friend, cancer's worst enemy

... in the cells compared with doxorubicin administered on its own. The researchers also successfully tested the agents on ...

A multi-volume Latin dictionary (Egidio Forcellini: Totius Latinitatis Lexicon, 1858-87) in a table in the main reading room of the University Library of Graz. Definitely an old book!

Smell Test for Old Books

... and mass spectrometry.  And then to 'test their own test' or find out which of these compounds were the ones ...

Schematic showing in situ fibrin hydrogel formation from the membranes of bone-marrow derived human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs).

Cell transplant technology welds wounds

... The ultimate goal is to be able to take a patient’s own stem cells and endow them in the culture dish with this ...

Image of plastic pollution amongst fish

Catalyst degrades microplastics

... confirm that the catalyst isn’t a health hazard in its own right. As Fruk points out, “there needs to be a certain ...