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Fishing for new antibiotics

Two potent antibacterials found in fish do their dirty work in unexpected ways, report UConn chemists and colleagues in a paper accepted by the FEBS Journal. The research could point the way to entirely new classes of antibiotics.

dateOct 10, 2017 in Biochemistry
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DNA nanostructures get camouflaged by proteins

Researchers from Aalto University and Helsinki University have reported a strategy that significantly increases the stability of DNA nanostructures against DNA digesting enzymes, enhances delivery rates and, most importantly, ...

dateOct 06, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Tubules to stop cell growth

TORC1 is an enzyme complex that controls the normal growth of cells. However, when it is too active, it can promote diseases such as cancer. A study led by biologists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and ...

dateOct 04, 2017 in Biochemistry
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When HIV drugs don't cooperate

The term "synergy" has gained a reputation as an overused buzzword, but it has a quantifiable definition in pharmacology. Two drugs are considered synergistic when their effectiveness when used together is greater than the ...

dateOct 02, 2017 in Biochemistry
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