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Breaking the code of royal purple

Royal purple, the color of robes swathing the emperors of Rome, ancient kings and high priests, and prized for its richness of hue and a brightness that wouldn't fade, has long carried its own molecular mystery.

dateAug 30, 2013 in Materials Science
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Modiano wins Nobel for works about Nazi occupation

Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for what one academic called "crystal clear ...

dateOct 09, 2014 in Other
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Ig Nobel awards honor weird, funny discoveries (Update)

(AP)—An experiment that proved people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive and another that showed lost dung beetles can use the Milky Way to find their way home were among the winners at this year's ...

dateSep 12, 2013 in Other
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The developmental on-switch

German researchers have demonstrated for the first time why the molecular cocktail responsible for generating stem cells works. Sox2 and Oct4 are proteins whose effect on cells resembles that of an eraser: ...

dateAug 19, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Nobel prize for discovering DNA up for auction

The Nobel prize awarded to Francis Crick in 1962 for discovering the structure of DNA has been put up for auction by his family along with one of his lab coats, his books and other memorabilia.

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Other
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Cell biology scientists share Shaw Prize

A Japanese scientist and a German-born biophysicist were on Tuesday named joint winners of the prestigious $1 million Shaw Prize for their pioneering research into molecular production.

dateMay 27, 2014 in Other
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X-ray laser brings cellular messengers into focus

Last year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry – shared by Stanford School of Medicine Professor Brian Kobilka and Robert Lefkowitz of Duke University – recognized groundbreaking research in G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCRs are embedded in cell membranes. They i ...

dateMay 10, 2013 in General Physics
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