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Structure of 'Iron Hammer' protein complex solved

Translation of the genetic code in proteins is a central process in life and takes place in the ribosome, a giant molecule consisting of two subunits. This is where long chains of amino acids are formed like on an assembly ...

dateNov 15, 2016 in Biochemistry
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How cells die by ferroptosis

Ferroptosis is a recently discovered form of cell death, which is still only partially understood. Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have now identified an enzyme that plays a key role in generating the signal ...

dateNov 15, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Team decodes cellular death signals

A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from radiation injury to cancer. ...

dateNov 14, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Radical chemistry research makes waves

SA Young Tall Poppy of the Year, Flinders University's Dr Justin Chalker, has been part of an international research effort which opens the door to new drug development and a range of other applications in biochemistry.

dateNov 10, 2016 in Biochemistry
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