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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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Metal model mimics metalloenzymes

(Phys.org) —Metal ions play critical roles throughout biochemistry, often facilitating the cleavage of the bond between the two atoms in an oxygen molecule in metalloenzymes. They are the key to oxidizing ...

dateAug 12, 2013 in Materials Science
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Stiffening the backbone of DNA nanofibers

An international collaboration including researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador have fabricated a self-assembled nanofiber ...

dateJul 24, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Single cells: Same same but different

(Phys.org) —If half of a cell population were coloured white and the other half were coloured black, scientists should think all cells are grey. Conventional methods average over thousands of cells, overlooking ...

dateJun 12, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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