Scientists Solve 40-year Mystery of How Sodium Controls Opioid Brain Signaling|
Thursday, January 16, 2014
The findings pave way for new therapies for treating pain and mood disorders.
Tricky Protein May Help HIV Vaccine Development
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Researchers have determined the structure of a key part of the HIV envelope protein, the gp41 membrane proximal external region, which previously eluded detailed structural description.
Scientists Solve a Sticky Problem
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Researchers have determined the 3-dimensional structure of SabA, a protein that cause gastric disease.
Major Advance in Human Proteins
Monday, December 23, 2013
The paper, “Serial femtosecond crystallography of G-protein-coupled receptors,” reports the successful imaging, at room temperature, of the structure of GPCR with the use of an x-ray free-electron laser.
New Method for Determining Protein Structure has Major Implications for Drug Development
Friday, December 20, 2013
Ground-breaking discovery will improve the efficiency of protein structure determination, aiding targeted drug research.
3D Structure of Key Protein in Fight Against Homocystinuria Unveiled
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The disease is caused by an increased plasma concentration of homocysteine, which is a toxic metabolite.
Funding Announced for New Biological Facilities at Diamond Light Source
Friday, December 13, 2013
Landmark silver doughnut-shaped building on the Harwell Campus has been granted £15.6 million for a new imaging centre for biology.
New Findings Reveal Protein Structure in Rubella Virus
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Researchers have determined the structure of the rubella virus capsid protein, which is central to the virus's ability to assemble into an infectious particle.
Structure of Key Pain-Related Protein Unveiled
Friday, December 06, 2013
In a technical tour de force, scientists have determined, at near-atomic resolution, the structure of a protein that plays a central role in the perception of pain and heat.