The Hargrove Lab has demonstrated that small molecule ligands can be used to classify RNA secondary structures through shape-based discrimination and that topology is an essential component for selective binding of RNA by small molecules. Read more in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
The Fitzgerald group and their collaborators at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences find that house dust mite allergens are more thermodynamically stable and more abundant than non-allergens in the dust mite proteome. Read more about their discovery in Duke Today and also see their paper published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical ImmunologyRead More
Most solid materials are amorphous. Although the behavoir of these materials is anomalous when compared to crystalline solids, the origin of the difference has long been a source of confusion. The Charbonneau group and collaborators have recently found evidence for an exotic phase transition that might underlie the effect. The results appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA.Read More
Professor Beratan’s group has just reported a new mechanism for spin-forbidden excitation energy transfer, a process of great significance in solar photochemistry.Read More
A theoretical-experiemental collaboration between David Beratan’s group at Duke University and Nongjian Tao’s group at Arizona State University has established and validated an approach to control the wave-like characteristics of electrons as they move through DNA. A paper just posted online at Nature ChRead More