New and Notable This Week

This week’s selection of recently published papers from MDPI journals.

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Nanoporous Xerogels “Sniff Out” Bad Bacteria

Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on the face of the Earth and have the uncanny ability to overcome even the harshest of environments, from acidic hot springs to the ice-fields of the poles and deep portions of the Earth’s crust. They are so abundant, that they make up the majority of […]

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MDPI Magazine: The First Year

The MDPI Magazine was started a year ago with an idea to provide an overview of recently published papers from MDPI journals that are of broad interest for the natural science community, particularly those in the life sciences. In this way, and reflecting the growing trend in inter- and multi-disciplinary research, the Magazine aims to […]

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New and Notable This Week

This week’s selection of recently published papers from MDPI journals.

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New and Notable This Week

This week’s selection of recently published papers from MDPI journals.

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In Silico Docking of Bolinaquinone at Clathrin Terminal Domain

Guest Commentary by Derek McPhee Endocytosis is a fundamental process that delivers macromolecules located outside the cell or on the cell membrane to the cytoplasm. It is a necessary process for nutrients to reach the cell, and for regulation of numerous transmembrane receptors. Of the various ways whereby cargo can access the cytoplasm, one of […]

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Interview with Eric Freed, Editor-in-Chief of Viruses

Dr. Eric Freed, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Viruses, received his Ph.D. in 1990 with Rex Risser and Howard Temin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he investigated the function of the murine leukemia virus and HIV envelope glycoproteins in membrane fusion and virus entry. He joined Malcolm Martin at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

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New and Notable This Week

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Featured Review: Structures and Synthesis of Zwitterionic Polymers

André Laschewsky1,2    1Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Polymer Research IAP, Geiselbergstr.69, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany, 2 Department of Chemistry, Universität Potsdam, Karl-Liebknechtstr.24–25, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany Abstract: The structures and synthesis of polyzwitterions (“polybetaines”) are reviewed, emphasizing the literature of the past decade. Particular attention is given to the general challenges faced, and to successful strategies to obtain polymers with a […]

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Brain Jelly – An Organic, Brain-Like Computer without Circuits or Logic Gates

The human brain is the most powerful computer the world has ever seen. With its 86 billion neurons [1], less than originally thought (~100 billion, a myth of unknown origin [2]), the human brain is still at the top of the list and capable of remarkable feats, not only as far as computing power is […]

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