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Study Suggests Drug Side Effects Inevitable; Basic Physics Enabled Early Biochemistry

A new study of both computer-created and natural proteins suggests that the number of unique pockets – sites where small molecule pharmaceutical compounds can...

Scientists identify new mechanism to aid cells under stress

A team of biologists from NYU and Harvard has identified new details in a cellular mechanism that serves as a defense against stress. The...

Genetically Engineered Antibodies Show Enhanced HIV-Fighting Abilities

  Capitalizing on a new insight into HIV's strategy for evading antibodies—proteins produced by the immune system to identify and wipe out invading objects such...

Stanford bioengineers develop tool for reprogramming genetic code

By selectively manipulating how DNA issues biological commands, Stanford bioengineers have developed a tool that could prove useful in future gene therapies.

Soils could keep contaminants in wastewater from reaching groundwater, streams

With endocrine-disrupting compounds affecting fish populations in rivers as close as Pennsylvania's Susquehanna and as far away as Israel's Jordan, a new research study...

New analysis explains collagen’s force

Research combining experimental work and detailed molecular simulations has revealed, for the first time, the complex role that water plays in collagen — a...

A contractile gel that stores light energy

Living systems have the ability to produce collective molecular motions that have an effect at the macroscale, such as a muscle that contracts via...

2014’s Top-10 Scientific Achievements at Brookhaven Lab

From new insights into the building blocks of matter to advances in understanding batteries, superconductors, and a protein that could help fight cancer, 2014...

Using light to produce natural sleep patterns

Getting enough of the right kind of sleep is crucial for keeping both body and mind healthy.

UCLA researchers unlock protein key to harnessing regenerative power of blood...

Stem cells lacking the protein have an increased ability to replicate in the natural environment and following transplantation

UWM team the first to “see” atomic changes in proteins with...

A research team led by physicists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has proven a method that makes it possible to find the atomic...

Scientists Identify Principal Protein Sensor for Touch

A team led by biologists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has solved a long-standing mystery in neuroscience by identifying the “mechanoreceptor” protein that...

Computer model enables design of complex DNA shapes

MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex three-dimensional DNA shapes ever produced, including rings,...

Wireless Electronic Implants Stop Staph, Then Harmlessly Dissolve

Researchers at Tufts University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, have demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminated...

Researchers identify protein key to the development of blood stem cells

Led by Dr. Hanna Mikkola, a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, UCLA scientists have discovered...

For Important Tumor-Suppressing Protein, Context is Key

Scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have learned new details about how an important tumor-suppressing protein, called...

A Cage Made of Proteins, Designed With Help From the Advanced...

Scientists have designed a hollow, cube-shaped protein cage that has the potential to be a useful material for nanomedicine and other applications. Its crystal...

UNC researchers silence leading cancer-causing gene

A novel siRNA-based molecule, developed by Chad Pecot, MD, successfully targets KRAS, a well-studied but hard to halt protein important for cancer development and metastasis.