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Architecture and viral disease

(Phys.org)—Viruses are just bits of DNA or RNA and proteins, but they have proved to be capable of immense destruction to human health. How have they achieved the ability to create such devastating diseases ...

dateNov 21, 2012 in Biochemistry
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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 ...

dateJun 20, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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A 3.45-billion-year-old diet

Researchers are providing new information about the 'diet' of microorganisms on the early Earth. By studying 3.45-billion-year-old rocks, the team uncovered clues about ancient microbial metabolism.

dateNov 21, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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