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How do you make a greasy protein?

Every cell is encapsulated and protected by a thin membrane made of greasy molecules called lipids. Assemblies of equally greasy protein molecules span the membrane, forming passageways that control the flow of signaling ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Seeing protein synthesis in the field

( —Caltech researchers have developed a novel way to visualize proteins generated by microorganisms in their natural environment—including the murky waters of Caltech's lily pond, as in this image created by ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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