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New fluid fats fuel frozen flies

When goldenrod gall flies embark on their winter hibernation, they freeze solid and have only the fats that they carry on board to sustain them. However, scientists from Western University, Canada, have discovered that the ...

dateApr 30, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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The anti-inflammatory factory

Russian scientists, in collaboration with their colleagues from Pittsburgh University, have discovered how lipid mediators are produced. The relevant paper was published in Nature Chemistry. Lipid mediators are molecules that p ...

dateApr 22, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Blocking the active site of thiolase

Scientists at the University of Oulu, Finland, and at the Helmholtz Center Berlin (HZB) have shown the way to new directions in drug development against African sleeping sickness and other tropical parasitic ...

dateNov 07, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Proteins in their natural habitat

Proteins which reside in the membrane of cells play a key role in many biological processes and provide targets for more than half of current drug treatments. These membrane proteins are notoriously difficult ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Biochemistry
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