Archive: 8/09/2010

Scientists identify new gene for memory

A team led by a Scripps Research Institute scientist has for the first time identified a new gene that is required for memory formation in Drosophila, the common fruit fly. The gene may have similar functions in humans, shedding ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Research divines structure for class of proteins

Most proteins are shapely. But about one-third of them lack a definitive form, at least that scientists can readily observe. These intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) perform a host of important biological functions, ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Biochemistry
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