Biophysical Society

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A New Way to Stretch DNA

by Biophysical Society

A technique called acoustic force spectroscopy uses standing sound waves in a fluid channel to tug on DNA and other biomolecules in a precise and easily controllable way, revealing information about the molecules' structure and mechanical properties

Tarantula Toxins Converted to Painkillers

by Biophysical Society

It turns out that peptide toxins isolated from the venom of some animals–such as the Peruvian green velvet tarantula–can be beneficial when used to target neural receptors to reduce the sensation of pain.