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Snake-like proteins can wrangle DNA

5 days ago

It turns out the coiled snakes often used to symbolize medical knowledge are more than apt. They also mimic a…
Scientists have created a synthetic film that mimics transmembrane proteins. Image credit: Jill D. Hemman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
New discovery makes it easier to design synthetic proteins that rival their natural counterparts

January 10, 2020

Researchers, led by UC Berkeley engineers, have created a synthetic material that is as effective as naturally occurring…
Mapping the Body, Speck by Speck

January 8, 2020

Map of the mouse uterus illustrates new technology to track proteins; applications for people too. PNNL chemists, biologists,…
Study sheds new light on how cells interact with their surroundings

January 6, 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London identify novel pathway behind how cells sense and respond to their…
Top 10 achievements of 2019 from ORNL

December 30, 2019

This round-up of ten of the most-read news stories from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2019 showcases the…
Gone fishin’ … for proteins

December 27, 2019

Using a new microscopic “fishing” technique, scientists at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and Université de Montréal have…
Scientists develop gentle, microscopic hands to study tiny, soft materials

December 24, 2019

Handling very soft, delicate items without damaging them is hard enough with human hands, let alone doing it…
Protein injections in medicine

December 20, 2019

Pathogens can use a range of toxins to damage their host organism. Bacteria, such as those responsible for…
Scientists find way to supercharge protein production

December 19, 2019

Medicines such as insulin for diabetes and clotting factors for hemophilia are hard to synthesize in the lab.…
Alzheimer’s study shows promise to protect brain from tau

December 19, 2019

Researchers discover impact of MSUT2 gene and binding protein, offering others a starting point for new therapeutics. In…
Free tool simplifies cancer research

December 17, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method for identifying which proteins are affected by specific drugs.…
Research at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source Leads to New Ebola Drug

December 10, 2019

The ability to examine how specific antibodies react with the Ebola virus has led to the development of…
How a protein in your brain could protect against Alzheimer’s disease

December 4, 2019

New research sets the stage for exploring a potential cause of Alzheimer’s and a different approach to treating…
’Batman’ yeast makes fruity, milky food flavours

December 3, 2019

Researchers have engineered yeast to make fruity, milky flavours in a one-step process. Making these lovely smelling flavours…
Improving Thermal Stability of Proteins

November 13, 2019

Animal feed is comprised of an ingredient mixture that provides nutrition and promotes the health of pets and…
Protein finding could inform new type 2 diabetes treatment

November 11, 2019

The protein adipsin helps protect insulin-secreting cells called pancreatic beta cells from destruction in type 2 diabetes, according…
Cell signalling breakthrough opens up new avenues for research

November 6, 2019

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a major breakthrough in the field of cell signaling. In…
Scientists identify protein that promotes brain metastasis

November 5, 2019

A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread – or metastasis – to…
Lab leads effort to model proteins tied to cancer

November 4, 2019

Computational scientists, biophysicists and statisticians from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are…
Nicholas Moringo, left, and Logan Bishop, both National Science Foundation graduate fellows at Rice University, discuss a detail in their work to refine models of how salt modifies surface interactions in chromatography used to separate valuable drug proteins. The research could be a step toward simplifying drug manufacture. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Salt helps proteins move on down the road

October 29, 2019

With a lot of hard work and a dash of salt, Rice University scientists have taken a step…
Caught in the Act: First Snapshots of Cancer Protein B-Raf

October 25, 2019

First snapshots of cancer protein B-Raf illuminate basic biology, drug design. It’s like the parable about the blindfolded…
Biologists build proteins that avoid crosstalk with existing molecules

October 24, 2019

Inside a living cell, many important messages are communicated via interactions between proteins. For these signals to be…
Whitehead Institute team resolves structure of master growth regulator

October 21, 2019

A team of Whitehead Institute scientists has for the first time revealed the molecular structure of a critical…
Research Identifies Proteins Responsible for Cancer Spreading

October 19, 2019

Advances in the sciences have made it easier than ever to live with and survive various kinds of…
Study unveils the intricate way two proteins interact to promote cell movement, metastasis

October 18, 2019

When cells in our bodies need to move—to attack infection or heal a wound, for example—cellular proteins send…
Study shows limitations of method for determining protein structure

October 17, 2019

A new study by chemists at the University of Arkansas shows that X-ray crystallography, the standard method for determining the…
Neutrons—Insight into human tissue

October 9, 2019

Researchers used neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor to…
Researchers Advancing Understanding of Vital Enzyme

October 2, 2019

Nitrogenases, the enzymes responsible for converting atmospheric nitrogen into the nitrogen-based compounds used by living things, have been…
Time-resolved serial synchrotron crystallography captures all key states of catalysis while revealing allosteric transmission pathway between the two subunits of the enzyme. Credit: MPG
‘Breathing’ enzymes in fast motion

September 24, 2019

Researchers from the Department of Atomically Resolved Dynamics of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics…
Researchers develop thermo-responsive protein hydrogel

September 24, 2019

Imagine a perfectly biocompatible, protein-based drug delivery system durable enough to survive in the body for more than…
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