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Sticking sugar to protein

ETH researchers have succeeded in determining the 3-D structure of the enzyme that attaches sugar chains to proteins – a breakthrough that they recently published in the journal Science.

dateFeb 08, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Cellular recycling caught in the act

A team of researchers at the Center for Self-assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have observed a normal physiological process, called "self-eating", that cells use to recycle their components. ...

Electric eel-inspired device reaches 110 volts

In an effort to create a power source for future implantable technologies, a team led by Michael Mayer from the University of Fribourg, along with researchers from the University of Michigan and UC San Diego, developed an ...

Precision experiments reveal gaps in van der Waals theory

The discovery of graphene, with its high strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility, electrical conductivity, and ability to form an impenetrable barrier, led to an explosion of interest in 2-D solids. Weak, long-range interactions ...

Researchers publish perspective on fuel cells

Fuel cells play a major role in creating a clean energy future, with a broad set of applications ranging from powering buildings to electrifying transportation. But, as with all emerging technologies, researchers have faced ...

Demonstration of a single molecule piezoelectric effect

Researchers from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (IOCB Prague) and institutional collaborators have demonstrated for the first time a single-molecule piezoelectric effect. The study, published ...

New method to replicate harsh conditions for materials

Confining a plasma jet can be stress-inducing, especially on the shielding materials. Noting the limits inherent in the test methods currently used for such materials, Professor Patrizio Antici and his colleagues have proposed ...

High-efficiency, low-cost catalyst for water electrolysis

A research team led by Professor Sangaraju Shanmugam of Energy Science and Engineering at DGIST has developed highly efficient, ultra-durable core-shell nanostructured electrocatalyst and successfully replaced the precious ...

Observing a changing platinum electrode

The surface of platinum electrodes changes much more during use than was previously thought. In a collaboration between the Leiden Institutes of Chemistry and Physics, chemists Leon Jacobse, Yi-Fan Huang and Marc Koper, and ...

Scientists fill in a piece of the copper transport puzzle

Researchers have identified the protein that carries copper into mitochondria, where copper is required for the functioning of the cell's energy conversion machinery. The discovery, published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal ...

Scientists found an alternative to water chlorination

Researchers of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) have developed a unique device for complex water purification that can improve or, in some cases, replace disinfection with chlorine.

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