Knots in Proteins | Science News


Help us keep you informed.

Real Science. Real News.

Math Trek

Knots in Proteins

4:46pm, October 12, 2006

It's amazing how easily a loosely coiled rope can acquire a knot. The same sort of tangling can happen to a long hose lying in an untidy heap in a garden shed, earphone cords connected to a music player, and a necklace in a jewelry box.

This article is only available to Science News subscribers. Already a subscriber? Log in now. Or subscribe today for full access.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content