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  1. 23/03/2017

    Nanosecond pulses of laser heat the gold-covered pyramids, causing bubbles to form right at the tip of each pyramid. These bubbles gently push their way into the cell membrane, opening brief pores and allowing molecules to diffuse in. (Video courtesy of Harvard SEAS)

    Laser activated gold pyramids could deliver drugs, DNA into cells without harm

    Peer reviewed paper

    The ability to deliver cargo like drugs or DNA into cells is essential for biological research and disease therapy but cell membranes are very good at…

    Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  2. 23/03/2017

    The movies show the growing shoot for different values of sensitivity and elasticity. The green color corresponds to the young, soft shoot while the brown color corresponds to the older stiffer shoots. (Credit Harvard SEAS)

    A stem’s ‘sense of self’ contributes to shape

    Peer reviewed paper

    It is well known that as plants grow, their stems and shoots respond to outside signals like light and gravity. But if plants all have similar stimuli…

    Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  3. 23/03/2017

    matge del bacteri unicel·lular Mycoplasma pneumoniae vista al microscopi electrònic de transmissió. Autor: Yuhei O. Tahara.

    Científics descobreixen estructures ocultes a l’ADN bacterià

    Peer reviewed paper

    Investigadors del Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG) a Barcelona han descobert formes d’organització de l’ADN fins ara desconegudes en bacteris de di…

    Centre for Genomic Regulation

  4. 23/03/2017

    Imagen de la bacteria unicelular Mycoplasma pneumoniae vista al microscopio electrónico de transmisión. Autor: Yuhei O. Tahara

    Científicos descubren estructuras ocultas en el ADN bacteriano

    Peer reviewed paper

    Investigadores del Centro de Regulación Genómica (CRG) en Barcelona han descubierto formas de organización del ADN hasta ahora desconocidas en bacter…

    Centre for Genomic Regulation

  5. 23/03/2017

    Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Quick-freeze deep-etch replica TEM imaging of a M. pneumoniae cell. Credits:  Yuhei O. Tahara.

    Scientists reveal hidden structures in bacterial DNA

    Peer reviewed paper

    Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain, have discovered previously unknown arrangements of DNA within extremely s…

    Centre for Genomic Regulation

  6. 23/03/2017


    The world’s first international race for molecule-cars, the Nanocar Race is on

    Nanocars will compete for the first time ever during an international molecule-car race on April 28-29, 2017 in Toulouse (south-western France). The v…

    CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange)

Forthcoming events

  1. 02/04/2017

    Sue Townsend in 1991, receiving her honorary degree from the University of Leicester. Credit: Leicester Mercury

    University of Leicester marks Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday with programme of free events

    The University of Leicester and publishers Penguin are celebrating Adrian Mole’s 50th Birthday on Sunday 2 April with a day of special events which ar…

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  2. 28/03/2017

    Professor Loretta Lees from the University of Leicester Department of Geography

    Leicester has an opportunity ‘to do regeneration differently’

    International expert on urban regeneration from University of Leicester to give public talk on 28 March Leicester has an opportunity to learn from t…

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  3. 22/03/2017

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    University of Leicester photograph exhibition highlights liberation of Nazi camps

    Second World War exhibition organised by History students opens on Wednesday 22 March Sample photographs from the exhibition showing Nazi guards, ma…

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  4. 13/08/2017 — 18/08/2017

    63rd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST)

    The International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) will take place in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork on August 13-18th, 2017. The t…

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