Do Germs Cause Type 1 Diabetes? Germs could play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes by triggering the body’s immune system to destroy the cells that produce insulin, new research suggests. Crucial Reaction for Vision Revealed Scientists have tracked the reaction of a protein responding to light, paving the way for a new understanding of life's essential reactions.Secrets of a Deadly Virus Family Revealed Scripps Research scientists uncover the glycoprotein structure of LCMV. The findings could guide development of treatments for Lassa fever.Serotonin Transporter Structure Revealed Researchers determined the 3-D structure of the serotonin transporter and visualized how two common antidepressants interact with the protein.Zika Virus Structure Revealed Team at Purdue becomes the first to determine the structure of the Zika virus, which reveals insights critical to the development of effective antiviral treatments and vaccines.Half a Million-Dollar Tick How proteins present in tick saliva prevent the immune system from running amok.Promising Model for Hantavirus Drug Design X-ray crystallography provides drug template against disease transmitted by small rodents.A Crystal Clear View of Biomolecules Fundamental discovery triggers paradigm shift in crystallography.'Molecular Movie' Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments An international team of scientists led by the University of Liverpool has produced a 'structural movie' revealing the step-by-step creation of an important naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a role in some cancers.Crouching Protein, Hidden Enzyme A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley shows how a crucial molecular enzyme starts in a tucked-in somersault position and flips out when it encounters the right target.
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