Medical research

Optical tweezers unveil a secret of muscle power

Our hearts beat a life long. With every beat our heart muscle contracts and expands. How this can work throughout an entire life remains largely a mystery. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now ...

HIV & AIDS

Optical tweezers manipulate key protein involved in HIV infection

Using an instrument so sensitive it can fold and unfold a single protein, Yale School of Medicine researchers have manipulated a protein essential for HIV to invade cells.  The "optical tweezers" allowed researchers to apply ...

HIV & AIDS

A new way to battle HIV: 3 questions with Mark Williams

More than 35 million people around the world now live with HIV/AIDS. While drug discovery efforts to combat the disease have been successful, multiple treatments are required because the virus mutates and develops resistance ...

Medical research

Can we use 3-D printing and stem cells to build a bone?

Pioneering techniques aiming to recreate human bone for replacement and repair will be showcased at the Royal Society's annual Summer Science Exhibition which opens to the public today.