Quantum Criticality in life's proteins (Update)
Chinese team performs gene editing on human embryo
Simple method for selective bioconjugation of native proteins
First look at 'wasabi receptor' brings insights for pain drug development
In a feat that would have been unachievable only a few years ago, researchers at UC San Francisco have pulled aside the curtain on a protein informally known as the "wasabi receptor," revealing at near-atomic ...
DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows
Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows.
Using DNA to assemble a protein lattice
Squid-inspired 'invisibility stickers' could help soldiers evade detection in the dark
Squid are the ultimate camouflage artists, blending almost flawlessly with their backgrounds so that unsuspecting prey can't detect them. Using a protein that's key to this process, scientists have designed ...
Color-coading gene sequences in human cells
Study demonstrates that octopus's skin possesses same cellular mechanism for detecting light as its eyes do
The octopus has a unique ability. It can change the color, pattern and even texture of its skin not only for purposes of camouflage but also as a means of communication. The most intelligent, most mobile ...
Chameleon proteins make individual cells visible
Researchers discovered a new mechanism of how fluorescent proteins can change colour. It enables the microscopic visualization of individual cells in their three-dimensional environment in living organisms.
Findings reveal clues to functioning of mysterious 'mimivirus'
Researchers have discovered the structure of a key protein on the surface of an unusually large virus called the mimivirus, aiding efforts to determine its hosts and unknown functions.
Researchers investigate an enzyme important for nervous system health
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), working closely with researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have mapped out the structure of an important protein involved in cellular ...
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 ...
A biological escape room: Physicists get outside glimpse of protein aggregates that cause diabetes
Researchers from FOM Institute AMOLF have, for the first time ever, managed to make an image of the exterior structure of a protein aggregate that causes diseases like Alzheimer and type-2 diabetes. They ...