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Microbial murder mystery solved

Immune cells called "killer cells" target bacteria invading the body's cells, but how do they do this so effectively? Bacteria can quickly evolve resistance against antibiotics, yet it seems they have not so readily been ...

dateNov 08, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Transforming fibrils into crystals

An international team of researchers have discovered a new type of transition in protein folding: amyloid crystals formed from amyloid fibrils by a decrease in energy. The crystals are even more stable than the fibrils, which ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Detecting new proteins in active brains of mice

The complexity of living things is driven, in large part, by the huge diversity of cell types. Since all cells of an organism share the same genes, the diversity of cells must come from the particular proteins that are expressed. ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Biotechnology
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