News tagged with molecular structure

A new approach for solving protein structures

(Phys.org)—Using synchrotron x-ray beams to solve the molecular structures of proteins and other large biological molecules has yielded many advances in medicine, such as drug therapies for cancer. Improvements ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in General Physics
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X-ray chemist solves cholera mystery

The likelihood of becoming seriously ill from cholera depends on your blood group. It is possible to find a new remedy for the feared illness by studying the molecular structure in the toxin in the cholera ...

dateAug 27, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Scientists watch proteins self-assemble

Enabling bioengineers to design new molecular machines for nanotechnology applications is one of the possible outcomes of a study by University of Montreal researchers that was published in Nature Structural an ...

dateJun 10, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Channeling our ion past

To understand how the first cells transported ions across their membranes, researchers are studying simple channels used by fungi to kill off bacteria.

dateJun 07, 2012 in Space Exploration
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