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Novel probe for live human iPS cell imaging

Researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) have developed a highly sensitive lectin probe, rBC2LCN, for human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). rBC2LCN allows staining ...

dateMay 16, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Molecular biology mystery unravelled

The nature of the machinery responsible for the entry of proteins into cell membranes has been unravelled by scientists, who hope the breakthrough could ultimately be exploited for the design of new anti-bacterial drugs. ...

dateFeb 18, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Biophysicists zoom in on pore-forming toxin

A new study by Rice University biophysicists offers the most comprehensive picture yet of the molecular-level action of melittin, the principal toxin in bee venom. The research could aid in the development of new drugs that ...

dateAug 14, 2013 in General Physics
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