Flexibility is key in mechanism of biological self-assembly

https://youtu.be/QcNC2OAKTqw By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research A new study has modeled a crucial first step in the self-assembly of cellular structures such as drug receptors and other protein complexes, and found that the flexibility of the structures has a dramatic impact on how fast they join together. The study, published this … Continue reading Flexibility is key in mechanism of biological self-assembly

Deep-sea corals reveal why atmospheric carbon was lower during the ice ages

By Robert Perkins, Caltech We know a lot about how carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can drive climate change, but how about the way that climate change can cause fluctuations in CO2 levels? New research from an international team of scientists reveals one of the mechanisms by which a colder climate was accompanied by depleted atmospheric … Continue reading Deep-sea corals reveal why atmospheric carbon was lower during the ice ages