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Structure of RNAi complex now crystal clear

Researchers at the Whitehead Institute and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have defined and analyzed the crystal structure of a yeast Argonaute protein bound to RNA. This complex plays a key role in the RNA interference ...

Jun 20, 2012
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Revealing a pollutant's Achilles' heal

Nitric oxide (NO) is a versatile free radical that plays central roles in the environment as well as living organisms. At low concentration in the human body, for example, NO protects organs against pathogens ...

Jun 08, 2012
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Nanocrystal infrared LEDs can be made cheaply

(Phys.org) -- Light-emitting diodes at infrared wavelengths are the magic behind such things as night vision and optical communications, including the streaming data that comes through Netflix. Cornell researchers have advanced ...

May 10, 2012
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Materials science: Perfecting the defect

Strong metals have a tendency to be less ductile — unless the metal happens to be a peculiar form of copper known as nanotwinned copper. The crystal structure of nanotwinned copper exhibits many closely-spaced ...

May 03, 2012
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Conquering LED efficiency droop

WASHINGTON, April 30--Like a coffee enthusiast who struggles to get a buzz from that third cup of morning joe, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) seem to reach a point where more electricity no longer imparts the ...

Apr 30, 2012
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3D structure opens new avenue for drug discovery

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international consortium has determined the structure of an important new drug target in complex with a synthetic molecule designed by our researchers, opening up new avenues for drug discovery.

Apr 02, 2012
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Immunoproteasome crystal structure determined

Like a shredder, the immunoproteasome cuts down proteins into peptides that are subsequently presented on the cellular surface. The immune system can distinguish between self and nonself peptides and selectively ...

Feb 16, 2012
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New zeolite material may solve diesel shortage

World fuel consumption is shifting more and more to diesel at the expense of gasoline. A recently published article in Nature Chemistry by a research team at Stockholm University and the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spa ...

Feb 01, 2012
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