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Fatal brake failures

12/03/2018 | Colon carcinoma

Fatal brake failures

Two genes normally work together to suppress the development of colon cancer. Their combined loss favors tumorigenesis and stimulates the formation of metastases.

Chemical carousel rotates in the cold

11/22/2018 | Molecular motors

Chemical carousel rotates in the cold

LMU chemists have developed the first molecular motor that can be powered by light alone. Its operation is therefore essentially independent of the temperature.

All-in-one light-driven water splitting Foto: C. Hohmann, NIM

09/06/2018 | Renewable energy sources

All-in-one light-driven water splitting

Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown to facilitate all the reactions needed for “artificial photosynthesis”.

Slip-sliding away …

09/04/2018 | Chromatin structure

Slip-sliding away …

The DNA in the cell nucleus is highly condensed, and genes must be rendered accessible before they can be activated. An LMU team has now described the action of a protein complex that serves as a yardstick to measure lengths of exposed DNA.

Carbohydrate capture

08/23/2018 | Biomimetic chemistry

Carbohydrate capture

LMU chemists have designed and synthesized a helical molecule that specifically recognizes and binds to a disaccharide consisting of two five-carbon sugar units.

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