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Sharing expert experimental knowledge to expedite design

A repository of metabolic information provides a quick reference tool for designing useful synthetic biological systems.

New type of sensor material developed

Hokkaido University scientists have succeeded in developing a nickel complex that changes color and magnetism when exposed to methanol vapor. The new material can potentially be used not only as a chemical sensor, but also with future rewritable memory devices.

Osteoporosis: Kill the messenger

A non-coding RNA molecule, which sends chemical messages from bone-absorbing to bone-forming cells, could be playing a role in osteoporosis.

Ultrasounds can decrease bone density

Prolonged prenatal ultrasound exposure leads to decreased bone density and strength in young rabbits.

Nanocages dramatically facilitate structure formation of biomolecules

Nano-size space help faster folding of molecules and stabilize the structure, which regulates enzyme reactions.