Revisiting the hub of protein synthesis

Proteins are not only necessary for making strong muscles, they are also required for establish new connections between neurons during the learning process. A defect in protein synthesis leads to defects in learning, memory ...

How to code a functional molecular machine

An international team has developed a model that simulates protein evolution. Starting from stiff, unfunctional proteins, the computer model shows how evolving protein components can work together to give rise to dynamic ...

A force-driven mechanism for establishing cell polarity

A team of researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI) at the National University of Singapore, along with colleagues from Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory and A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology ...

Operation of ancient biological clock uncovered

A team of Dutch and German researchers has discovered the operation of one of the oldest biological clocks in the world, which is crucial for life on earth as we know it. The researchers applied a new combination of cutting-edge ...

New wheat crops as an alternative to a gluten-free diet

Wheat, one of the most widely consumed grains in the world, contains gluten, a mixture of proteins that can be toxic for people with coeliac disease. A new study that analysed the toxic components of these proteins in various ...

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