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Silica particle sparks life in protein

Started by Unbeliever, April 27, 2011, 06:05:18 pm

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QuoteTiny formless particles in water solution take on a well-ordered and functional structure as soon as they come into contact with nanoparticles of silica. A unique breakthrough by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden creates new potential in medicine and biochemistry and at the same time provides a new piece of the puzzle in theories about the origins of life.

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