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The light of fireflies for medical diagnostics

In biology and medicine, we often need to detect biological molecules. For example, in cancer diagnostics, doctors need quick and reliable ways of knowing if tumor cells are present in the patient's body. Although such detection ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Imaging glucose uptake activity inside single cells

Researchers at Columbia University have reported a new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance. In a recent study published in Angewandte Chemie International ...

dateJul 17, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Researchers bring to life proteins' motion

Advancing the field of structural biology that underpins how things work in a cell, researchers have identified how proteins change their shape when performing specific functions. The study's fresh insights, published online ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Biochemistry
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New evidence emerges on the origins of life

In the beginning, there were simple chemicals. And they produced amino acids that eventually became the proteins necessary to create single cells. And the single cells became plants and animals. Recent research is revealing ...

Sodium selective DNAzyme sensor

(Phys.org)—Sodium ions are key regulators in cellular processes. The fluids in cells, whether it is water, blood plasma, or nutrients, are regulated by the sodium concentration in cells. If scientists could study sodium ...

Controlling the internal structure of mitochondria

(Phys.org)—One might think of mitochondria as devices for transporting electrons to their lowest energy state. Little bags of finely-tuned respiratory chain subunits which combine electrons extracted from food with oxygen, ...

New type of drug can target all disease-causing proteins

Current drugs block the actions of only about a quarter of known disease-causing proteins, but Yale University researchers have developed a technology capable of not just inhibiting, but destroying every protein it targets.

Disabling antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Vulnerability found in some drug-resistant bacteria
DNA mutations get harder to hide
Researchers find 'decoder ring' powers in micro RNA
Plausibility of the vibrational theory of smell
Solving streptide from structure to biosynthesis
Transforming all donated blood into a universal type
A tale of two roads into protein unfolding
Tiny silicone spheres come out of the mist
Research prompts rethink of enzyme evolution

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