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Microbial soil cleanup at Fukushima

Proteins from salt-loving, halophilic, microbes could be the key to cleaning up leaked radioactive strontium and caesium ions from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in Japan. The publication ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Scientists find clues to cancer drug failure

Cancer patients fear the possibility that one day their cells might start rendering many different chemotherapy regimens ineffective. This phenomenon, called multidrug resistance, leads to tumors that defy ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Smart crystallization

A novel nucleating agent that builds on the concept of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) could allow crystallographers access to proteins and other biological macromolecules that are usually reluctant ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Materials Science
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Desmoplakin's tail gets the message

Cells control the adhesion protein desmoplakin by modifying the tail end of the protein, and this process goes awry in some patients with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, according to a study in The Journal of ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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How is the membrane protein folded?

A key factor in the biosynthesis and stable expression of multi-pass transmembrane proteins was discovered, and its loss is thought to cause retinal degeneration. The factor works especially for multi-pass ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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