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New research finds that viruses may have 'eyes and ears' on us

New UMBC-led research in Frontiers in Microbiology suggests that viruses are using information from their environment to "decide" when to sit tight inside their hosts and when to multiply and burst out, killing the host cell. ...

How 'inert' compounds can steal ions

Cells produce many different complexes. These complexes can occupy 40% of the cell's volume, making the cell quite a crowded environment. For that reason, a full description of complex cellular behavior is a challenge that ...

Calling through the 'DNA wire'

Proteins can communicate through DNA, conducting a long-distance dialog that serves as a kind of genetic "switch," according to Weizmann Institute of Science researchers. They found that the binding of proteins to one site ...

Cell cytoskeleton as target for new active agents

Through a unique combination of computer simulations and laboratory experiments, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have discovered new binding sites for active agents—against cancer, for example—on a vital ...

Searching the COVID-19 spike protein for a potential vaccine

The virus that causes COVID-19 is studded on its exterior with "spike proteins," a key component in its ability to infect human cells. Two University of Georgia researchers, Rob Woods and Parastoo Azadi, are investigating ...

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