Biophysical Journal

Protein research—the computer as microscope

Using a combination of infrared spectroscopy and computer simulation, researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have gained new insights into the workings of protein switches. With high temporal and spatial resolution, ...

dateJan 16, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Bacterial Pac Man molecule snaps at sugar

Many pathogens use certain sugar compounds from their host to help conceal themselves against the immune system. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now, in cooperation with researchers at the University of York in ...

dateJan 10, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Why cancer drugs can't take the pressure

A major reason why cancer drugs fail is that they cannot penetrate the high-pressure environment of solid tumors. A study published May 10th in Biophysical Journal reveals that a large, naturally occurring molecule called ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Biochemistry
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