News tagged with coat protein

Revealing bacterial chainmail structure

An international team of scientists has uncovered the structure of the protective protein coat which surrounds many bacteria like a miniature suit of armour. Their research, which is published today in Nature, has far ra ...

Jun 10, 2012
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In search of virus fossils

Here's a theory for a comedian to consider: dinosaurs done-in by avian flu. Silly as that may be, we imagine that viruses have been infecting organisms since life first appeared on Earth, but this is mostly ...

Oct 19, 2011
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Scientists go into battle to disarm superbug

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two recent pieces of research from Imperial College London reveal new ways of tackling the armour and weapons of Clostridium difficile, the ‘superbug’ that causes severe infections in ...

Mar 19, 2010
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Energy of attacking virus revealed

For the first time the research world has managed to measure the energy that is used when a virus infects a cell. The aim is to find a way to reduce the amount of energy inside the virus and thereby ultimately find a medicine ...

Jan 20, 2010
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