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NMR Spectroscopy – News and Features

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Wobbles, Shakes and Quivers Central to Protein Function

According to research, the wobbles, shakes and quivers of proteins play a critical role in their ability to function.
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NMR for Biomolecule Conformations and Drug Discovery in Neurodegenerative Diseases

This article discusses the use of NMR to investigate protein structure and dynamics in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
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Bacteria Used To Make Supercharged Rocket Biofuel

An antifungal molecule produced by Streptomyces bacteria has inspired the biosynthesis of a clean, energy-dense fuel for rockets.
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To the Depths of Drug Discovery

Natural products have been harnessed for their therapeutic properties throughout the history of medicine. Land-dwelling – or terrestrial organisms – have naturally dominated the focus of scientists wanting to access nature’s pharmacopeia. But an untapped resource of natural products, large in size and potential, was close by – we just couldn’t access it.
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Supercomputer Helps Understand the Physics of Thought

A supercomputer has enabled multi-million atom models of the proteins involved in synaptic vesicle fusion, revealing insights into the biophysics of thought.
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How Two Types of Tau Proteins Mix Together To Form Tangles

A new study has revealed how two types of tau proteins mix together to form neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
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Protein Structures To Aid Rational Drug Design

The structure of the C1 domain of protein kinase C – a protein implicated in many diseases including AIDS, Alzheimer's and cancer – has been solved, aiding rational drug design efforts.
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Seeing Inside the MOF "Sardine Can"

Spectroscopy with two differently polarized types of infrared light, has led to the first measurement of both guest-guest and guest-host interactions of metal-organic frameworks in real-time.
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Protein Pump Helps Bacteria To Become Resistant to Antibiotics

Chemists have discovered the structure of a protein that can pump toxic molecules out of bacterial cells. Proteins similar to this one are believed to help bacteria become resistant to multiple antibiotics.
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Metabolomics-Based Blood Test Could Enable Earlier Detection of Cancer

Dr. James Larkin discusses the benefits of biofluid metabolomics and how an NMR-based approach could help to improve the way that cancer is detected and monitored in patients with nonspecific symptoms.
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