Biotechnology

The Virus Trap

Munich, Germany — To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach:...

Genome Studies: More is Not Always Better

Würzburg, Germany — What the fruit fly is to zoologists, the thale cress is to botanists. The widespread herb with the botanical name Arabidopsis thaliana serves them as a model organism from which...

Keeping Bacteria Under Lock and Key

Newark, DE — Scientists and engineers are constantly looking for ways to better our world. Synthetic biology is an emerging field with promise for improving our ability to manufacture chemicals,...

Putting Functional Proteins in Their Place

Upton, NY — Scientists have organized proteins–nature’s most versatile building blocks–in desired 2-D and 3-D ordered arrays while maintaining their structural stability and biological...

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