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Chemical and Biological Physics

The experimental set-up

Weizmann Institute scientists present a new method for imaging individual electrons

Tiny droplets formed by peptides and RNA, viewed under a microscope

Recreating conditions that may have existed before the dawn of life, researchers watched droplets give rise to possible precursors of today’s...

The nucleus of a fruit fly larva’s muscle cell. The long chains of DNA (red) are attached to the nuclear lamina (green) – the inner layer of the nuclear membrane

A novel imaging method reveals a surprising arrangement of DNA in the cell’s nucleus

Slow Synchronization Keeps Heart Cells Beating in Time

For a beating heart cell, noise is a problem. Researchers showed that single cells can regulate their inner noise

Feeling Their Way: How Migrating Cell Clusters Choose a Path

Migrating embryonic cell groups sprout “fingers” that pull the rest of the cluster through tight junctures in the developing body

All the Buzz about Pairing Up

A physical model explains a peculiar pairing of tiny midges inside a swarm

Yes to Breaking the Speed-of-Light Barrier

It could happen if the tunnel is long enough, but the chances are basically zero

Folded, but Not Insolvent

Could protein segments be more “exposed” when they’re folded?

Fluorescent image of artificial cells on a chip. The differences in genetic composition between cells produced the different colors, which reveal stages in building parts of a virus

The Weizmann Institute of Science group demonstrated the production of protein assembly lines on a silicon chip 

test tubes

A shower of hyperpolarized water opens new avenues for the NMR study of biological molecules