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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 15:52:17 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Viruses, Start Your Engines!
Viruses, Start Your Engines!
Peering at structures only atoms across, researchers have identified the clockwork that drives a powerful virus nanomotor.
Because of the motor's strength--to scale, twice that of an automobile--the new findings could inspire engineers designing sophisticated nanomachines. In addition, because a number of virus types may possess a similar motor, including the virus that causes herpes, the results may also assist pharmaceutical companies developing methods to sabotage virus ...
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