First molecular machine combination made in Japan

From New Scientist, news of an achievement at University of Tokyo: “the first combination of two molecular machines is an important step on the long path to nanodevices sophisticated enough to, for example, perform repair functions within our cells.

” ‘The next step is to integrate multiple molecular machines’ into much bigger devices, says Kazushi Kinbara, who developed the tiny contraption with colleagues at the University of Tokyo, Japan. ‘That project is now in progress…’

“Kinbara expects his work will yield sophisticated molecular machines in as little as five years.”

I have a feeling that we are going to be hearing a great deal more about Kazushi Kinbara. It’s interesting that this achievement, and the ambitious further plans, are coming out of Japan instead of the U.S. (Source: Betterhumans) —Christine

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