How can we investigate the small structures inside our cells using super-resolution microscopy?
This week’s image is taken from the recent Emerging Leaders article by Endre J Szili, Nishtha Gaur, et al. It shows DNA-strand breaks within a gelatin tissue model after treatment with a neutral He gas jet. The figure is an overlay of phase-contrast… Read More ›
Can we understand the cell membrane structure using chemistry tricks?
Hybrid nanostructures can be implemented as efficient and selective photocatalysts in water remediation technologies
British Science Week starts on Monday, running from the 10th to the 19th of March. Organised by the British Science Association, British Science Week celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics across the UK with events all over the country. Here at JPhys+, we thought this would be a great excuse to highlight a selection of some of the great research produced by our authors based in the UK.
Peroxynitric acid formed in water by plasma exposure is a key molecule for bactericidal effect.
Find out more about the two JPhysB poster prize winners at the UP16 conference
How proteins protonate/deprotonate their amino acids to regulate electric charge under different conditions and enhance adsorption
Towards a unifying description of material properties and interfacial growth in semiflexible filament networks.
This weeks image comes from a paper by Shoichi Tanimoto et al who use molecular dynamics the 3D reference interaction site model (3D-RISM) method to examine the ion dependancy of carbohydrate binding in the carbohydrate-binding module family 36 (CBM36).
Novel physics-based experimental techniques and concepts from statistical mechanics may help understand why living cells use up precious energy to constantly ‘jiggle’ and ‘twitch’ their membranes.
Cold plasma discharges as a powerful tool for future space exploration missions?
This week, our Image of the Week comes from a recent Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Topical Review studying the state-of-the-art techniques which are transforming the understanding of mRNA in living cells. Organic dyes and fluorescent proteins are used… Read More ›
New research from Paul Bressloff at the University of Utah looking at the aggregation–fragmentation model of vesicular transport in neurons.
For researchers working at the interface of biophysics and cell biology, cell membranes have attracting increasing attention. These membranes don’t just define the boundaries of the cell and its compartments; their role is crucial in a range of processes such as… Read More ›
Conferences are a fantastic opportunity for our editors to engage with the community and hear about leading research first hand.
Professor Marcus Müller and Dr Yuliya Smirnova from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen spoke to us about their research and their predictions for the direction of the field.