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Team makes progress in RNA research

Pathogenic bacteria use small RNA molecules to adapt to their environment. Infection researchers from Würzburg have now pinpointed a protein involved in regulating the activity of these molecules.

dateOct 17, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Researchers develop new ligase for biomedical use

Ligases are enzymes that serve critical functions in cells, helping to fuse together broken strands of DNA and RNA. These enzymes are also important bioengineering tools, useful in genetic sequencing, mutation detection and ...

dateOct 11, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Protein-like structures from the primordial soup

Experiments performed by ETH scientists have shown that it is remarkably easy for protein-like, two-dimensional structures—amyloids—to form from basic building blocks. This discovery supports the researchers' hypothesis ...

dateSep 12, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Linking RNA structure and function

Several years ago, biologists discovered a new type of genetic material known as long noncoding RNA. This RNA does not code for proteins and is copied from sections of the genome once believed to be "junk DNA."

dateSep 08, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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How fungi help trees tolerate drought

In the transcriptome—the set of its messenger RNA molecules that reflects actual biochemical activity by the organism—of the most common ectomycorrhizal fungus Cenococcum geophilum, a team including DOE JGI researchers ...

dateSep 07, 2016 in Biotechnology
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