Nano Propellers may Be Tomorrows Drug Deliverers
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have created a theoretical blueprint for assembling a nanoscale propeller with molecule-sized blades .
Scientists say the propeller opens the possibility of targeting medicines and regularising their flow into and out of cells.
Propellers in Biological News
Sulfurous ping-pong in the urinary tract
...for crystallographic studies. The crystals of ASST were analyzed at the Swiss Light Source at Paul Scherrer Institut in Villigen, Switzerland.
building a cage
This analysis, down to 2 ngstrm resolution, revealed that ASST indeed contains an extremely short disulfide bond which can presuma...
UNH researchers tag first-ever free-swimming leatherback turtles in New England
...ack turtles have no natural predators except sharks and killer whales; entanglement in fishing gear, ingestion of marine debris and injuries from boat propellers
are the major threats to their survival. "Understanding where they travel and how they use the water column will help us mitigate these human interact...
Honor for UK-Japanese research
...ng with the Prefectural University of Hiroshima on the predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio and how it moves towards its prey by swimming using nano-scale propellers
called flagella. They have also recently engineered some of these flagella to use them as nanotubes to which chemical tags can be attached.
Propellers in Biological Technology
...he triangle. Three organic ligands are then bound to this flat double triangle to form a molecule that resembles a three-blade propeller.
Six such propellers
can be linked into a larger ring by means of a self-assembly process. Within this ring system, the gold atoms are arranged into a shape that resembles...
Earth's core modeled in underground experiment
...he steel sphere at the heart of the Madison Dynamo Experiment, two opposing propellers
stir 2,235 pounds of molten sodium, a dull silver metal that, at room tempe...s water, Forest said.
Powered by two 100-horsepower electric motors, the propellers
are used to stir the molten sodium in ways that elicit specified motions. T...