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How do protein binding sites stay dry in water?

In a report to be published soon in EPJE¹, researchers from the National University of the South in Bahía Blanca, Argentina studied the condition for model cavity and tunnel structures resembling the binding sites ...

dateOct 21, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Cellular feast or famine

Not all cholesterol is bad. Every cell requires it for growth – they either have to get cholesterol somewhere or they die. In a new study published April 6 in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers from Sanford-Burnham Medica ...

dateApr 05, 2011 in Medical research
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Researchers pinpoint how one cancer gene functions

For several decades, researchers have been linking genetic mutations to diseases ranging from cancer to developmental abnormalities. What hasn't been clear, however, is how the body's genome sustains such destructive glitches ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Genetics
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Can't live without it: The nicotine addiction

The first pull on a cigarette should send you into convulsions. The brain proteins that nicotine affects are nearly identical to a receptor protein on muscle cells that tells them to contract, but nicotine ...

dateSep 23, 2010 in Health
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Fluorescent compounds make tumors glow

A series of novel imaging agents could light up tumors as they begin to form - before they turn deadly - and signal their transition to aggressive cancers.

dateApr 29, 2010 in Cancer
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