Biosingularity

Archive for May 2006

Despite lack of a key component of the immune system, a line of genetically engineered mice can control chronic herpes virus infections, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found.

Scientists can't prove it yet, but they suspect the missing immune system component, a group of molecules known as the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) Class Ia, has a previously unrecognized backup that is similar enough to step in and fill the void left by its absence. If so, that backup may become a new focus for efforts to design antiviral vaccines.
Read the rest of this entry »

Researchers from Delft University of Technology's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have discovered how to use the motors of biological cells in extremely small channels on a chip. Based on this, they built a transport system that uses electrical charges to direct the molecules individually. To demonstrate this, the Delft researchers sorted the individual molecules according to their color. Professor Hess of the University of Florida has called the Delft discovery "the first traffic control system in biomolecular motor nanotechnology".

Read the rest of this entry »

After more than a month hiatus I am resuming my posts and will soon have a massive update. Stay tuned…


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 999 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Medical Professional Database Award

 Doctor

Visitors Now

who's online

Blog Stats

  • 1,418,875 hits

Categories

Top Rated

Flickr Photos

I Dream Of Africa...

Gurdians of an undying ritual~ Shanghai

s y n c h r o n o u s - c i t y | san francisco, california

7 Tips to Improve Your Compositions

...and the beauty never fades...

Peony M3

Dredging the St. Marys Inlet

Low Tide At Langstone

Wedding Anniversary No. 1

Lake Wakatipu, South Island, New Zealand

More Photos

Maps

Networked blogs

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 999 other followers

%d bloggers like this: