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Obstacles not always a hindrance to proteins

Proteins are little Olympians in the games of life, racing around cells to trigger critical processes through interactions with specific genes. Sometimes they're sprinters, sometimes hurdlers. But they generally find their ...

dateDec 10, 2015 in Biochemistry
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New weapons to battle bacterium behind ulcers

Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that lives in the gut of more than 50 per cent of the world's population, and is the most common bacterial infection worldwide. It is responsible for most peptic ulcers and is a significant ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Enigmatic lichen-derived compound synthesized

Researchers at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich report the first biomimetic chemical synthesis of portentol, a natural product found in lichens. The synthesis confirms a biosynthetic hypothesis that explains how portentol ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Materials Science
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