News tagged with protein research

Un-junking junk DNA

A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shines a new light on molecular tools our cells use to govern regulated gene expression. The study was published on line in advance ...

dateNov 10, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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In water as in love, likes can attract

(Phys.org) —At some point in elementary school you were shown that opposite charges attract and like charges repel. This is a universal scientific truth – except when it isn't. A research team led by Berkeley Lab chemist ...

dateSep 19, 2013 in Materials Science
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Gentle chemistry for better and safer protein-drugs

A gentler new chemistry promises cleaner and subsequently far safer pharmaceuticals. The ground-breaking method, developed by a chemistry research group at the University of Copenhagen, has just been published in the internationally ...

dateSep 16, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Proteins under the (high-end) microscope

Two new transmission electron microscopes (TEM) will give Monash University researchers unprecedented insights into the structure and function of proteins and contribute to breakthroughs in treating conditions from cancer ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Analytical Chemistry
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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: They remove all ...

dateAug 19, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Preventing the spread of repression

Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have identified a novel and unexpected regulatory activity of RNA at the edge of inactive chromosomal regions. In their publication in Nature Structural ...

dateAug 08, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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