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New material inhibits bacteria without penicillin

The mesoporous material Upsalite is shown to inhibit growth of bacteria associated with acne and hospital acquired infections. In a study published in ACS Omega, researchers at Uppsala University have shown that the mesoporous ...

dateNov 17, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Structure of 'Iron Hammer' protein complex solved

Translation of the genetic code in proteins is a central process in life and takes place in the ribosome, a giant molecule consisting of two subunits. This is where long chains of amino acids are formed like on an assembly ...

dateNov 15, 2016 in Biochemistry
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How cells die by ferroptosis

Ferroptosis is a recently discovered form of cell death, which is still only partially understood. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now identified an enzyme that plays a key role in generating the signal ...

dateNov 15, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Team decodes cellular death signals

A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from radiation injury to cancer. ...

dateNov 14, 2016 in Biochemistry
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