New understanding of bacterial community behaviour will have implications for synthetic biology. Artificial materials based on simple synthetic polymers can disrupt the way in which bacteria communicate with each other, a BBSRC-funded study led by scientists at The University of Nottingham has shown.
Tiny self-assembling transport networks, powered by nano-scale motors and controlled by DNA, have been developed by BBSRC-funded scientists at Oxford University and Warwick University. The system can construct its own network of tracks spanning tens of micrometres in length, transport cargo across the network and even dismantle the tracks. The work is published in Nature Nanotechnology.
BBSRC-funded researchers at EMBL-EBI and the University of Edinburgh release a new, improved version of BioLayout Express3D, an open-source tool for visualising and analysing biological networks. Network visualisation makes it easier to analyse and understand interactions between individuals, disease transmission…
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