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Research highlight

Protein tug-of-war
Protein molecules curl up like tangled balls of string; to find out how they work, you have to unfold them. If they were balls of string, you would pull on each end - and that's exactly what Dr Lorna Dougan and her colleagues are doing here at Leeds, using atomic force microscopes. It's like a tug-of-war, but on a tiny scale: protein molecules need just a few hundred piconewtons to stretch them out to a few tens to hundreds of nanometres long.

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Leeds embarks on biggest ever academic recruitment drive
250 new opportunities for academic researchers are offered across the University. Find out more ›

Young Researchers Medal

Dr Lorna Dougan has been awarded the 2013 Macro Group Young Researchers Medal...

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New Biomedical Facility

Congratulations to Professor Steve Evans and Drs Kevin Critchley and Jung-uk...

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Physics of Life

The Physics of Life Network and School of Physics and Astronomy hosted a...

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