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New Technology for Protein Complex Discovery Holds Promise for Biotechnology and...

Living cells survive and adapt by forming stable protein complexes that allow them to modulate protein activity, do mechanical work and convert...
Glycoproteins

Chemical Octopus Catches Sneaky Cancer Clues, Trace Glycoproteins

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have engineered a chemical trap that exhaustively catches what are called glycoproteins, including minuscule traces that have previously escaped...
canola oil

Maintaining Canola Oil Quality

Canola and other edible oils are easily affected by light irradiation or heat treatment. Since such processes deteriorate the oil quality such as flavor...
oligodendrocyte proteomics

Novel Methodology Increases Resolution in Oligodendrocyte Proteomics

One of the key challenges of proteomics, the study of all proteins expressed by a cell or organism, is managing to distinguish between molecules...
healthcare

Screening for Disease or Toxins in a Drop of Blood

The promise of being able to quickly and accurately screen for diseases or chemical contaminants in a tiny drop of blood has long been...
Mammals

Capturing the Body Odour of Mammals

Mammals communicate with each other using olfactory cues. This way they recognize relatives or friends or find a genetically suitable mate. However, to collect...
Colorectal cancer

Slashing Sweets Before Chemo May Make Treatment More Effective

Colorectal cancer patients may benefit by avoiding sweets for three days before chemotherapy and by taking a common antimalaria drug, according to new research...
cancer

Surgical Assessment Tool Could Rapidly Analyze Cancerous Tissue Samples, Improve Patient...

A Purdue University precision innovation developed for brain tumor surgery is being expanded to provide medical professionals with a rapid, robust supplemental assessment tool...
Electrosprays

A New Twist on Electrosprays

Although Vlahovska’s Saturn-shaped oil drop might seem far less commanding than their lookalike planet, they are undoubtedly more useful for Earthlings. An associate professor of...
molecular needle

Finding a Molecular Needle in a Haystack

Imagine being able to see the entire Statue of Liberty and a small ant on its nose simultaneously. The drastic difference in size between...
climate change

Measuring Biological Dust in the Wind

In the popular children’s story “Horton Hears a Who!” author Dr. Seuss tells of a gentle and protective elephant who stumbles upon a speck...
bacteria

Fungi Awake Bacteria from Their Slumber

When a soil dries out, this has a negative impact on the activity of soil bacteria. Using an innovative combination of state-of-the-art analysis and...
fingerprints

NIST Upgrades Widely Used Database of Molecular ‘Fingerprints’

When scientists need to identify an unknown compound, they do what a police detective might do. They get fingerprints—in this case, the “molecular fingerprints”...
addiction, breast cancer, Lymphoma Treatment, Stem-Cell Therapy

Study Sheds Light on Function of Protein Associated with High-Risk Breast...

The function of a protein associated with breast cancer development and metastasis is now better understood, based on a new study by University of Wisconsin...
Nanopore

Nanopore Technology Makes Leap from DNA Sequencing to Identifying Proteins

In the May issue of PLOS Computational Biology, scientists from UC San Diego and the University of Notre Dame report on a study that...
preterm births

Scientists Focus on ‘Guardian of the Genome’ to Understand Preterm Births

Scientists have gotten a better look at the effects of a gene known as the "guardian of the genome" in causing premature births and...
ubiquitination

Tracing down Linear Ubiquitination

Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...
Triboelectric Nanogeneratorsvideo

Triboelectric Nanogenerators Boost Mass Spectrometry Performance

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have shown that replacing conventional power supplies with TENG devices for charging the molecules being analyzed can...
cytometry

A New Kit for Cytometry Analysis

A new software package offers easier analysis and interpretation of experiments that use mass cytometry, a sophisticated method for determining the properties of cells....
leukemia

New Study into Leukemia Offers Clearer Understanding of Its Biology

Leukemia affects 350,000 people worldwide. It is a cancer of the white blood cells, which are the cells of the immune system and are produced by...