Biological cells have a wide range of complex functions, and a number of these are driven by tiny, molecularly generated forces acting within the cell. We asked Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune to talk to us about the latest tools for measuring… Read More ›
Molecular Movements in Biomembranes
A new JPhysD special issue explores the boundaries that play a key role in cell adhesion, signaling, and recognition.
Adsorption and protonation of peptides and proteins in pH responsive gels
How proteins protonate/deprotonate their amino acids to regulate electric charge under different conditions and enhance adsorption
Image of the week: carbohydrate binding
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).
Image of the Week: RNA labelling for tracking single mRNA molecules in live cells
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 ›