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Study Finds Biochemical Role of Crucial TonB Protein in Bacterial Iron Transport and Pathogenesis

Released 7 1 2013 9 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom Kansas State University more news from this source Jul 1 2013 MANHATTAN Kan A Kansas State University led study has discovered the role of a protein ... - Read More

Scientists view 'protein origami' to help understand, prevent certain diseases

Scientists using sophisticated imaging techniques have observed a molecular protein folding process that may help medical researchers understand and treat diseases such as Alzheimer's Lou Gehrig's and cancer The study reported this month in the ... - Read More

Better antibiotics: Atomic-scale structure of ribosome with molecule that controls its motion

Atomic, Ribosome
This may look like a tangle of squiggly lines but you're actually looking at a molecular machine called a ribosome Its job is to translate DNA sequences into proteins the workhorse compounds that sustain you ... - Read More

Memory-Boosting Chemical Is Identified in Mice

trigger different enzymes to act downstream to switch off eIF2 alpha “Among other things the inactivation of eIF2 alpha is a brake on memory consolidation ” Walter said perhaps an evolutionary consequence of a cell ... - Read More

Biologists take snapshot of fleeting protein process

Protein, Protein, protein
Structural biologists from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine BCM have captured the first three dimensional crystalline snapshot of a critical but fleeting process that takes place thousands of times per second in each ... - Read More

Fastest measurements ever made of ion channel proteins

Proteins, Proteins, proteins
The miniaturization of electronics continues to create unprecedented capabilities in computer and communications applications enabling handheld wireless devices with tremendous computing performance operating on battery power This same miniaturization of electronic systems is also creating ... - Read More

Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection: Electron spin extended for incredibly tiny magnetic detectors

Electron, Electron, Electron
From brain to heart to stomach the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint illnesses trace drugs and maybe even read minds Sensors no bigger ... - Read More

Researchers devise method for enhancing CEST MRI

Researchers at New York University and NYU Langone Medical Center have created a novel way to enhance MRI by reducing interference from large macromolecules that can often obscure images generated by current chemical exchange saturation ... - Read More

Bold move forward in molecular analyses

Molecular, molecular
A dramatic leap forward in the ability of scientists to study the structural states of macromolecules such as proteins and nanoparticles in solution has been achieved by a pair of researchers with the U S ... - Read More

Insights into deadly coral bleaching could help preserve reefs: Surprising result from study of 1893 World's Fair corals

Light, Light
Coral reefs are stressed the world over and could be in mortal danger because of climate change But why do some corals die and others not even when exposed to the same environmental conditions Share ... - Read More

Communicating the science of the '6x°C egg'

Why does the 65 degree egg and its 6X°C counterparts continue to entice chefs and diners at chic restaurants when the science underpinning that supposed recipe for perfection in boiling an egg is flawed Share ... - Read More

Communicating the Science of the '6x deg.C Egg' -- and Much More

does not matter “The idea that cooking time does not matter is nonsense ” Vega said citing research he did and published in the peer reviewed journal Food Biophysics that debunked the idea It carefully ... - Read More

Sorting out Parkinson's protein structure: Computer modeling may offer hints for new drug-design strategies

Structure, Protein structure, Structure, protein structure
Clumps of proteins that accumulate in brain cells are a hallmark of neurological diseases such as dementia Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease Over the past several years there has been much controversy over the structure ... - Read More

Advance in describing the conformation of proteins that do not have a defined structure

Researchers with the joint program between IRB Barcelona and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center BSC have devised a new strategy to study the shape of proteins Share This See Also Molecular Biology Cell Biology Biology Biochemistry ... - Read More

Everything You Know About Osmosis Is (Probably) Wrong

Released 3 28 2013 2 30 PM EDTSource Newsroom Dick Jones Communications Mar 28 2013 Osmosis – the flow of a solvent across a semipermeable membrane from a region of lower to higher solute concentration ... - Read More

Novel insights into the evolution of protein networks

Protein, Protein, protein
System wide networks of proteins are indispensable for organisms Function and evolution of these networks are among the most fascinating research questions in biology Bioinformatician Thomas Rattei University of Vienna and physicist Hernan Makse City ... - Read More

DNA catalysts do the work of protein enzymes

Illinois chemists have used DNA to do a protein's job creating opportunities for DNA to find work in more areas of biology chemistry and medicine than ever before Share This See Also Human Biology Genes ... - Read More

Watery Research Theme to Flow Through New Tokmakoff Lab

it’s just mind boggling ” Tokmakoff said Tucked into the many aspects of that problem is the molecular fine print how a protein recognizes and binds to its partner Many classes of proteins exhibit such ... - Read More

Temp-controlled 'nanopores' may allow detailed blood analysis

Analysis
Tiny biomolecular chambers called nanopores that can be selectively heated may help doctors diagnose disease more effectively if recent research by a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST Wheaton College and ... - Read More

Specialised germanium surface as universal protein adapter

Researchers at the Ruhr Universität Bochum have developed a new method for attaching proteins to the surface of germanium crystals for the first time also membrane proteins This enables time resolved tracking of the interactions ... - Read More
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