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It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm: 3-D structure of enzyme that helps defend against bacteria

An essential weapon in the body's fight against infection has come into sharper view Researchers at Princeton University have discovered the 3D structure of an enzyme that cuts to ribbons the genetic material of viruses ... - Read More

Pumping iron: A hydrogel actuator with mussel tone

Protein from a small tasty mollusk inspired Michigan Technological University's Bruce P Lee to invent a new type of hydrogel actuator Hydrogels are soft networks of polymers with high water content like jello Because of ... - Read More

Solution to planet-clogging plastics? Fully compostable bioplastic made from shrimp shells used to make objects

Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large scale manufacturing of everyday objects from cell phones to food containers and toys using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells ... - Read More

The Birds and the Bees of Proteins

Released 3 5 2014 9 30 AM ESTSource Newsroom Wake Forest University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Mar 6 2014 The birth of a protein is one ... - Read More

New Molecules Doom Proteins with Kiss of Death

Released 3 5 2014 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Cornell University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Biological ChemistryMar 6 2014 ITHACA N Y – ... - Read More

Breakthrough technology enables gene silencing to heal wounds

Gene, Gene
A team of researchers led by an NIBIB grantee at Vanderbilt University has created a biodegradable scaffold that enables sustained local delivery of gene silencing factors called siRNA to promote tissue regeneration The team recently ... - Read More

Life cycle of a jellyfish (and a way to control it)

Hormone, Hormone
Those free swimming jellyfish in the sea don't start out in that familiar medusa form but rather start as sessile and asexual polyps Now researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on January ... - Read More

Hugging hemes help electrons hop

Electrons, Electrons, Electrons
Researchers simulating how certain bacteria run electrical current through tiny molecular wires have discovered a secret Nature uses for electron travel The results are key to understanding how the bacteria do chemistry in the ground ... - Read More

Researchers develop artificial bone marrow; May be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells

cells, cells, cells, cells
Artificial bone marrow may be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells A prototype has now been developed by scientists of KIT the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Stuttgart and Tübingen University The porous structure ... - Read More

Establishing guides for molecular counting using fluorescent proteins

To know how many proteins assemble together at the nanoscale is fundamental for understanding protein function Sometimes proteins must be in an oligomeric state to be functional although oligomerization of certain proteins can also lead ... - Read More

New technique targets specific areas of cancer cells with different drugs

Researchers have developed a technique for creating nanoparticles that carry two different cancer killing drugs into the body and deliver those drugs to separate parts of the cancer cell where they will be most effective ... - Read More

On-demand vaccines possible with engineered nanoparticles

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
Vaccines combat diseases and protect populations from outbreaks but the life saving technology leaves room for improvement Vaccines usually are made en masse in centralized locations far removed from where they will be used They ... - Read More

Found: New cellulose digestion mechanism by fast-eating enzyme

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL have discovered that an enzyme from a microorganism first found in the Valley of Geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia in 1990 can digest ... - Read More

A Powerful Technique to Further Understanding of RNA

Released 1 9 2014 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom University of North Carolina School of Medicine more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of the American Chemistry ... - Read More

Promising New Biomarkers Linked to Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

could increase survival rates more than current screening methods such as mammography Until recently however scientists have discovered disappointingly few useful cancer markers A team of researchers led by Ye Hu PhD of Weill Cornell ... - Read More

Underdiagnosis of Women's Heart Disease Not Resolved by Sex-Specific Criteria

Released 1 6 2014 9 15 AM ESTSource Newsroom American Association for Clinical Chemistry AACC more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Clinical Chemistry 60 1 158–164 2014 ... - Read More

Physicists delve into fundamental laws of biological materials

Biological materials, biological
Physicists at the University of Chicago and the University of Massachusetts Amherst are uncovering the fundamental physical laws that govern the behavior of cellular materials We don't have any tools or formalism to think about ... - Read More

Scientists decode serotonin receptor at room temperature

Serotonin
An international research team has decoded the molecular structure of the medically important serotonin receptor at room temperature for the first time This study reveals the dynamics of the receptor at close to its operating ... - Read More

Infrared sheds light on single protein complexes

Proteins are basic building blocks of life The chemistry and structure of proteins are essential for their biological function Indeed the structure of proteins determines their mechanical and catalytic properties e g enzymes Such functions ... - Read More

Researchers develop advanced 3D 'force microscope'

Membrane proteins are the gatekeepers that allow information and molecules to pass into and out of a cell Until recently the microscopic study of these complex proteins has been restricted due to limitations of force ... - Read More
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