September 28, 2021 Biology, Health

New insights into how small extracellular vesicles fuse with a model cellular membrane

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanosized cell-derived compartments with cargo functions. They can transport…
June 14, 2021 Biology, Environment

Cigarettes are risky even after use

Cigarette butts are among the most common forms of litter in the world.…
March 29, 2021 Biology, Materials Sciences

Unraveling the molecular structure, self-assembly, and light-manipulating properties of a cephalopod protein variant

Reflectins are a family of structural proteins that are known to contribute to…
December 17, 2020 Biology, Environment

Microplastics found in the Antarctic terrestrial food web

Microplastics are plastic fragments below 1 millimeter in size, which can result from…
May 14, 2020 Biology, Health

Parkinson research shed lights on the iron-mediated interaction between alpha-synuclein and membrane models

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder in which the symptoms, mainly related…
May 7, 2020 Biology, Health

Non-canonical DNA structures found in the control centre for the activation of HIV-1 genes

After a long and intense competition, the structure of the DNA was described…
May 6, 2019 Biology, Health

Research sheds new light on unusual DNA structures likely contributing to the risk of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common chronic metabolic bone disease, characterized by increased bone…
November 1, 2018 Biology, Health

A hug against cancer. The tie between the ActD molecule with DNA structures rich in guanine inhibits the production of tumour cells.

Defeating cancer with a hug is possible. It’s science suggesting it, in an…