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A protein that self-replicates

ETH scientists have been able to prove that a protein structure widespread in nature – the amyloid – is theoretically capable of multiplying itself. This makes it a potential predecessor to molecules that are regarded ...

dateFeb 22, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Discovering the structure of RNA

RNA, or ribonucleic acid, plays an essential role in many biological processes, not only as messenger molecule with the task of transmitting genetic information from the nucleus to the cytoplasm for protein production, but ...

dateJan 05, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Garlic can fight chronic infections

An active sulphurous compound found in garlic can be used to fight robust bacteria in patients with chronic infections, a new study from the University of Copenhagen indicates. Here the researchers show that the garlic compound ...

dateNov 27, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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