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JILA study finds crowding has big effects on biomolecules

May 21, 2014

Artist's conception of an RNA molecule Crowding has notoriously negative effects at large size scales, blamed for everything from human disease and depression to community resource shortages. But relatively little is known about the influence of crowding at the cellular level. Now, a new JILA study shows that a crowded environment has dramatic effects on individual biomolecules. Full Story

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