Fluorescent peptides help nerves glow in surgery

Accidental damage to thin or buried nerves during surgery can have severe consequences, from chronic pain to permanent paralysis. Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine may have found a remedy: ...

SpyLigation technology uses light to switch on proteins

Scientists can now use light to activate protein functions both inside and outside of living cells. The new method, called light-activated SpyLigation, can turn on proteins that are normally off to allow researchers to study ...

Molecule studies reveal potential treatment for stroke patients

In an extension of research published a month ago in Nature Methods, a novel hybrid approach performed by researchers from Clemson University's department of physics and astronomy and Stony Brook University has revealed a ...

Speeding up quality control for biologics

Drugs manufactured by living cells, also called biologics, are one of the fastest-growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry. These drugs, often antibodies or other proteins, are being used to treat cancer, arthritis, ...

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