Biotechnology

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Biotechnology is a broad discipline in which biological processes, organisms, cells or cellular components are exploited to develop new technologies. New tools and products developed by biotechnologists are useful in research, agriculture, industry and the clinic.

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    Protein localization plays an important role in the regulation of cellular physiology. Here the authors use an integrated proteomics approach to localize proteins to the mitochondria and provide a detailed map of their specific localization within the organelle.

    • F.-Nora Vögtle
    • , Julia M. Burkhart
    • , Humberto Gonczarowska-Jorge
    • , Cansu Kücükköse
    • , Asli Aras Taskin
    • , Dominik Kopczynski
    • , Robert Ahrends
    • , Dirk Mossmann
    • , Albert Sickmann
    • , René P. Zahedi
    •  & Chris Meisinger
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    Artificial materials that replicate the mechanical properties of nacre represent important structural materials, but are difficult to produce in bulk. Here, the authors exploit the bottom-up assembly of 2D nacre-mimetic films to fabricate 3D bulk artificial nacre with an optimized architecture and excellent mechanical properties.

    • Huai-Ling Gao
    • , Si-Ming Chen
    • , Li-Bo Mao
    • , Zhao-Qiang Song
    • , Hong-Bin Yao
    • , Helmut Cölfen
    • , Xi-Sheng Luo
    • , Fu Zhang
    • , Zhao Pan
    • , Yu-Feng Meng
    • , Yong Ni
    •  & Shu-Hong Yu

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