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The first gene-encoded amphibian toxin isolated

Researchers in China have discovered the first protein-based toxin in an amphibian -a 60 amino acid neurotoxin found in the skin of a Chinese tree frog. This finding may help shed more light into both the evolution of amphibians ...

dateAug 17, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Monitoring Cancer Cell Changes With Quantum Dots

One of the earliest events that changes a normal cell into a malignant one is known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) hypermethylation, a biochemical alteration that inactivates critical tumor-suppressor genes. A team of investigators ...

dateJul 23, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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A calcium pump caught in the act

Researchers at Aarhus University have described one of the cell's key enzymes, the calcium pump, in its decisive moment—a so-called transition state. These findings provide a very detailed picture of how one of the most ...

dateMay 09, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Organic waste for sustainable batteries

A carbon-based active material produced from apple leftovers and a material of layered oxides might help reduce the costs of future energy storage systems. Both were found to have excellent electrochemical properties and ...

dateFeb 18, 2016 in Materials Science
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A promising new prototype of battery

After two years of research, a French team, mostly including researchers from the CNRS and CEA within the RS2E network on electrochemical energy storage have just designed an alternative technology to Li-ion for application ...

dateNov 27, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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