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The protein problem

The importance of proteins is difficult to overstate; they play a critical role in countless biological processes. An enhanced understanding of their structure and function is essential to advancing the state ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in General Physics
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Social structure matters in species conservation

Many animal species, including humans, live and breed in groups with complex social organizations. The impact of this social structure on the genetic diversity of animals has been a source of disagreement ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Global pharma firms grilled about tax in Australia

The world's top pharmaceutical companies Wednesday told an Australian parliamentary hearing they were compliant with local and international laws, despite claims they are charging higher prices to minimise tax.

dateJul 01, 2015 in Business
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A gel that can make drugs last longer

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have developed a drug-delivering hydrogel to treat chronic diseases such as hepatitis C, a liver disease that kills around ...

dateJun 26, 2015 in Biochemistry
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The pertussis pathogen—new findings

The worldwide spreading of the whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has substantially increased since 2010. Researchers from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, have investigated structure and function of an important ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Structural origin of glass transition

A University of Tokyo research group has demonstrated through computer simulations that the enhancement of fluctuations in a liquid's structure plays an important role as a liquid becomes a solid near the ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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