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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 and the Elettra ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Biochemistry
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How cancer cells avoid shutdown

A mechanism beyond the level of gene regulation, which is often the underlying reason for changes in protein levels, does enable the strong accumulation of a tumour promoting protease in stressed cancer cells. The group of ...

dateJul 06, 2015 in Biochemistry
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