Walking Wonder: More to Appreciate About Kinesin, the “Workhorse of the Cell”
In our video, this molecular motor appears to walk slowly and deliberately, but remember: the narrator says it can take a hundred steps a second.
What if Our Muscles Were Less Powerful?
As every medical student comes to learn when first dissecting the human body at medical school, our limbs are almost entirely composed of muscles.
Molecular Machines Use Physics to Do Mechanical Work
Recent findings show cellular machinery using pushes, pulls, and even electrical forces to accomplish physical work.
Nanotechnology Engineers Struggle to Match Cell Performance
Scientists are taking baby steps toward imitating what cells do all the time.