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  • Liquid or solid? Charged nanoparticles in lipid membrane decide

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      Steve Granick, a Founder Professor of Engineering at the U. of I., and colleagues have found that a group of organic compounds called lipids can coexist as liquid and solid in membranes. This patchiness in phospholipid membranes is fundamental to their use as biomolecules and biosensors.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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