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Making nanoparticles in artificial cells

...amps. Based on these protocols, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces have tailor-made nanoparticles that can be used as position ...noparticles," says Rumiana Dimova. Her group at the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces studies membranes - the cell envelope. The scientist and her...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 4, 2009

...TEXT ARTICLE: http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/ja807711w CONTACT: Prof. Dr. Peter H. Seeberger Max-Planck-Institute of colloids and Interfaces Department of Biomolecular Systems Am Mhlenberg 1 14476 Potsdam-Golm Germany and Freie Universitt Berlin Institute of Chem...

Study Explains How Cranberries Prevent Urinary Infections

...nstitute say that have solved the mystery of how cranberry juice prevents urinary tract infections. Their study, published in the current issue of colloids and Surfaces: B , shows that the juice changes the thermodynamic properties of bacteria in the urinary tract to form an energy barrier that prevents i...

Cranberry juice creates energy barrier that keeps bacteria away from cells, study shows

...rier that prevents the microorganisms from getting close enough to latch onto cells and initiate an infection. The study, published in the journal colloids and Surfaces: B, was conducted by Terri Camesano, associate professor of chemical engineering at WPI, and a team of graduate students, including PhD ...

Tug of war in the cells

...n area than a motorway, and also have to compete with motors that want to move in the opposite direction, as scientists at the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have now discovered in a computer simulation. Several motors are always involved in the tug-of-war over a cargo - for exa...

Louisiana Tech professor is Small Times' Innovator of the Year

...o important cancer drugs. His research pioneers drug reformulation through polyelectrolyte nano-encapsulation, which has allowed stable nano and micro colloids of cancer drugs. Lvov has used the same approach to improve cellulose microfibers from recycled paper through polyelectrolyte nanocoating, which has a...

Microcapsules target cancer cells

... Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, and Ludwig-Max...and Gleb Sukhorukov at the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, along with Wol...h M?hwald, director of the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces, and one of the participating scien...
Colloids in Biological News

New windows opened on cell-to-cell interactions

...iameter to closely study colloidal interaction. colloids are tiny particles found dispersed in liquids: in ...d pharmaceuticals. Compared to atoms and molecules colloids are big, and creating artificial colloids with directed properties is a goal in many technol...

True grit

... Gilbert and Dr. Rebecca Metzler of the University of Wisconsin, Drs. Barbara Aichmayer, Oskar Paris and Peter Fratzl from the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, and Dr. Anders Meibom from Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France, was reported recently in the Pr...

Simplicity is crucial to design optimization at nanoscale

..., which can be made to be much stronger than biological materials. The work of Buehler and Ackbarow, a graduate student at the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, demonstrates that by rearranging the same number of nanoscale elements into hierarchies, the performance of a mate...

A crystal clear view of chalk formation

...causes the lime scale in washing machines. How this comes about, has been known for a long time - or has it? Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces are now whittling away at the established theory, which is unable to explain numerous phenomena. The researchers investigated the cryst...

National and international doctoral training

...faces, so-called nanostructures. Under the leadership of the Berlin Institute of Technology, a joint research project with the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces and the Humboldt University will build on the already existing successful collaboration with North Carolina State University and the Un...

Weird water: Discovery challenges long-held beliefs about water's special properties

...scovery may ultimately have implications for industrial or pharmaceutical research. I would be very interested to see if experimentalists could create colloids (small particles suspended in liquid) that exhibit the water-like properties we observed in our simulations, Debenedetti said. Such laboratory creatio...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Press Pac

...ovide consumers with more effective products, he said. As an example, Friberg points out that previously unknown changes occur in the structures of colloids used in skin care lotions. As a result, the lotion sitting in the bottle, he said, is actually different from the same lotion applied to the skin. ...

Progress toward artificial photosynthesis?

... a carbon source for their synthetic reactions, but it doesn’t work just like that. A team headed by Markus Antonietti at the Max Planck Institute for colloids and Interfaces has now taken an important step toward this goal. As described in the journal Angewandte Chemie, they have successfully activated CO 2 ...

Bones at the nanoscale

...trong and tough. at the same time, In order to understand how this construction is achieved and functions, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam (Germany) came to the ESRF. Using X-rays they were able to see for the first time the simultaneous re-arrangement of organic...

Microcapsules like it hot and salty

... Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces have presented a new method with wh...ditions. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam are working on a microtr...ing on this project at the Max Planck Institute of colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam. The scope for change in...
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