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Facebook for the proteome

There are approximately 20,000 human genes that encode proteins, but despite remarkable progress since the human genome was first sequenced more than a decade ago, scientists still understand in detail how only a small fraction ...

dateJul 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Oskar's structure revealed

The structure of two parts of the Oskar protein, known to be essential for the development of reproductive cells, has been solved by scientists from EMBL Heidelberg.

dateJul 16, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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A most singular nano-imaging technique (Update)

Just as proteins are one of the basic building blocks of biology, nanoparticles can serve as the basic building blocks for next generation materials. In keeping with this parallel between biology and nanotechnology, a proven ...

dateJul 16, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Yeast key to understanding cell division

A team of scientists has discovered that a protein in common baker's yeast helps control cell division – findings that may have implications for understanding diseases such as cancer. A protein called Yih1, for Yeast Homologue ...

dateJul 16, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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