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Protein aggregates save cells during aging

As an organism ages, a gradual loss of cellular protein quality control occurs. This results in the increased production of toxic protein clumps, so-called aggregates. Using a comprehensive approach, researchers in the teams ...

dateMay 08, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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A tale of two roads into protein unfolding

You are taking a class on origami and Mr. Otaki asks you to fold that little red piece of paper into a very elaborate design. You have to do it in a very short time. You try your best but you fail. Your origami sucks!

dateMay 11, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Imitating viruses to deliver drugs to cells

Viruses are able to redirect the functioning of cells in order to infect them. Inspired by their mode of action, scientists from the CNRS and Université de Strasbourg have designed a "chemical virus" that can cross the double ...

dateAug 31, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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How to reset a diseased cell

In proof-of-concept experiments, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine demonstrate the ability to tune medically relevant cell behaviors by manipulating a key hub in cell communication networks. ...

dateMay 01, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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