Supercomputer simulation reveals new mechanism for membrane fusion

An intricate simulation performed by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers using one of the world's most powerful supercomputers sheds new light on how proteins called SNAREs cause biological membranes to fuse.

Did the first cells evolve in soda lakes?

Soda lakes, which are dominated by dissolved sodium and carbonate species, could have provided the right conditions for the first cells, according to a new study published in PNAS Nexus.

A comprehensive database for the study of protein aggregation

Researchers at the IBB-UAB have developed the most comprehensive database available to date to help understand the basis of protein aggregation, a phenomenon associated with aging and several pathologies. The new resource, ...

New method reveals folding speed limit of helical membrane proteins

Membrane proteins play a pivotal role in various cellular functions and are key targets for pharmaceutical interventions. In fact, approximately 60% of drugs currently available on the market target these specific proteins. ...

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