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X-raying ion channels

The Nobel Prize winner Roderick MacKinnon suggested that ion channels were like rigid tubes through which molecules of varying size move. Now it seems that he was wrong: a team of scientists from SISSA Trieste ...

dateJun 22, 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, ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Disabling antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Dreaded bacterial-related diseases have killed untold numbers of humans over the centuries. Today, two million illnesses and nearly 23,000 deaths can be attributed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria throughout ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Scientists unveil the structure of myelin

New research has shed light on the way in which our nerves conduct electrical signals around our bodies. The structure of myelin, the layer of insulating fat surrounding nerve cells of vertebrates, has now ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Biochemistry
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