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Stanford chemists take step toward solving mystery of how enzymes work

Enzymes are crucial for assisting virtually all biological processes, but there has been little consensus on how they work. Steven Boxer and ...

New research solves old mystery of silent cell death

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have for the first time revealed how dying cells are hidden from the immune ‘police’ that ...

Team Develops ‘Cool’ New Method for Probing How Molecules Fold

LA JOLLA, CA — Collaborating scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of California (UC) San Diego have developed a powerful new system for studying how proteins and other biological molecules form and lose their natural folded structures. ... Full story

Researchers hope patent can pave way to future treatments of heart, lung disease

MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University research team has received a patent for its use of a peptide that has been shown to prevent or reduce damage to intestinal tissue. ... Full story

New Technique Moves Researchers Closer to New Range of GaN Biosensors

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way of binding peptides to the surface of gallium nitride (GaN) in a way that keeps the peptides stable even when exposed to water and radiation. The discovery moves researchers one step closer to developing a new range of biosensors for use in medical and biological research applications. ... Full story

New disease mechanism discovered in lymphoma

Mutations prevent programmed cell death ... Full story

UCLA engineers first to detect and measure individual DNA molecules using smartphone microscope

Lightweight, compact device converts an ordinary smartphone into an advanced fluorescence microscope ... Full story

Is technology the key to faster recovery?

by Marketing and Communications - Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Maayken van den Berg trials a ‘ski’ game with patient Rita Curtis at Repatriation General Hospital’s Department of Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care. ... Full story

Technology breakthrough reveals cellular transcription process

A new technology that reveals cellular gene transcription in greater detail has been developed by Dr. Daniel Kaufmann of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the research team he directed. “This new research tool offers us a more profound view of the immune responses that are involved in a range of diseases, such as HIV infection. ... Full story

Researchers Reveal Key Step in Synthesis of DNA at Chromosome Ends

Researchers have developed a clearer understanding of how telomeres, the protective caps at the tips of our chromosomes, are produced. Understanding this process, part of which is clarified by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists in a new study, helps to shed light on how it could be disrupted in the case of cancer cells, which require adequate telomeres for uncontrolled proliferation. ... Full story

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