News tagged with peptide sequences

New silicon peptide biopolymers

Copolymers made from synthetic and biomimetic components open new and interesting perspectives as biocompatible, biodegradable materials that can also be given biological functionality. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, French ...

dateFeb 06, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Materials scientists turn to collagen

( —Miniature scaffolds made from collagen – the 'glue' that holds our bodies together – are being used to heal damaged joints, and could be used to develop new cancer therapies or help repair the heart after ...

dateJun 05, 2014 in Materials Science
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Creating life-saving drugs from deadly venom

When faced with a scorpion, poisonous snake, jellyfish or tarantula, most people would beat a hasty retreat. For a team of scientists investigating the therapeutic potential of their venom, these are however very treasured ...

dateJun 21, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Shaking up biomolecules with light

(—In living organisms, biomolecules such as proteins are constantly in complex motion, bending and flexing in different ways at different points. Each molecule has its own vibrational dynamics which affects its ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in General Physics
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Clustering is key to lighting up the dark proteome

( -- A new approach that organizes previously unused mass spectra from proteomics studies gives scientists the ability to use these spectra to gain more information about proteins in a wide range of organisms. ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Other
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