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Automatic tabletop machine speed up novel drug development

Many proteins are useful as drugs for disorders such as diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. Synthesizing artificial versions of these proteins is a time-consuming process...

Researchers discover new pathomechanism of hereditary diseases in cell condensates

Repeats of individual building blocks within proteins are the cause of many hereditary diseases, but how such repeats actually cause disease is still largely...

The protein LEM2 has two important functions during cell division

To replace aging and worn cells, the body primarily uses a process called mitosis, in which one cell divides into two. When a cell...

‘Directing’ evolution to identify potential drugs

Scientists have developed a technique that could significantly reduce the time of discovering potential new antibody-based drugs to treat disease. Antibodies are produced by the...

Peptide therapies could disable coronavirus’ spike proteins

Researchers are developing new peptide-based therapeutics for targeting and disabling the coronavirus’ so-called “spike proteins.” Spike proteins — the crown of bulbous projections that give...

Large-scale analysis links glucose metabolism proteins in the brain to Alzheimer’s...

In the largest study to date of proteins related to Alzheimer's disease, a team of researchers has identified disease-specific proteins and biological processes that...

Light driven proton pump in distant relative

Researchers investigated the group of microorganisms classified as Asgard archaea, and found a protein in their membrane which acts as a miniature light-activated pump....

Research Sheds Light on How Silver Ions Kill Bacteria

The antimicrobial properties of silver have been known for centuries. While it is still a mystery as to exactly how silver kills bacteria, University...

Cell muscle movements visualised for first time

The movements of cell muscles in the form of tiny filaments of proteins have been visualised at unprecedented detail by University of Warwick scientists. In...

Scientists enhance new way to overcome resistance to targeted cancer treatments

Researchers have enhanced a new method for inhibiting the protein HSP72, known to be important in helping cancer cells survive and resist treatment, which...

An experimental peptide could block Covid-19

The research described in this article has been published on a preprint server but has not yet been peer-reviewed by scientific or medical experts. In...

Tuberculosis bacterium uses sluice to import vitamins

A transport protein that is used by the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis to import vitamin B12 turns out to be very different from other...

DNA riddle: how cells access data from ‘genetic cotton reels’

Australian scientists have unravelled part of the mystery about how nature can usefully access genetic information in cells despite it being so tightly packed...

Researchers have explored the origins of a ancient molecular partnership

Researchers have explored the origins of a ancient molecular partnership, Researchers have explored the origins of a billion year old molecular partnership to bringing...

Researchers identified proteins in parasites that cause fatal diseases

Researchers identified proteins in parasites that cause fatal diseases, To develop more effective methods for the treatment of parasitic diseases such as African sleeping...

Chemists reveal the structure of influenza B protein

Chemists reveal the structure of influenza B protein, A team of chemists has found an important structure of flu proteins, a discovery that could...

West Nile virus causes inflammation of brain by inhibiting protein breakdown

The West Nile virus causes inflammation of brain by inhibiting protein breakdown, West Nile virus (WNV) inhibits autophagy, an important system that absorbs or...

Proteins like snakes can wrangle DNA

Proteins like snakes can wrangle DNA, It turns out that snake winding, often used as a symbol of medical knowledge, is more than enough....

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