New Crystal Structure of (Ph)PINK1 Aids Understanding of Early Onset Parkinson’s

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Scientists have determined the crystal structure of PhPINK1 bound to it's substrate ubiquitin. Mutations of PINK1 are associated with early onset Parkinson's disease and it is expected that this information will help the design of Parkinson's therapeutics.

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The Viral Genome: Moving Beyond Reading Code – Why Not Rewrite It?

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Researchers have discovered how to read, decode, and manipulate previously ‘hidden’ viral code. This could open up new opportunities in drug delivery and gene therapy.

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G Protein-coupled Receptors in Drug Discovery

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G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest human membrane protein family. This infographic summarizes approved and investigational drugs, GPCR targets, and associated indications.

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6 Microfluidic Researchers You Should Follow

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In this list we take a look at 6 researchers whose contributions have helped (and are continuing to help) drive the field forward.

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Meteorite Dust Charts History of the Solar System
Meteorite Dust Charts History of the Solar System
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Using a state-of-the-art mass spectrometer to measure the titanium isotopes in supernova SiC grains, scientists have been able to test theoretical calculations about the origins of the solar system.

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Pupil Size Couples to Cortical States to Protect Deep Sleep Stability
Pupil Size Couples to Cortical States to Protect Deep Sleep Stability
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Researchers have found that mice pupil size fluctuates during sleep. They also show that pupil size is a reliable indicator of sleep states.

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Toothpaste Ingredient Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Malaria
Toothpaste Ingredient Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Malaria
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An ingredient commonly found in toothpaste could be employed as an anti-malarial drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown resistant to one of the currently-used drugs.

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Small Compound Able to Stave Tumor and Stop its Growth
Small Compound Able to Stave Tumor and Stop its Growth
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Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its growth with a newly discovered small compound that blocks uptake of the vital nutrient glutamine.

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Patent Plausability Case Sees BIA Intervention
Patent Plausability Case Sees BIA Intervention
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The UK Bioindustry Association (BIA) will intervene in a court case which could have huge ramifications for UK bioscience.

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Study Reveals How MRSA Infection Compromises Lymphatic Function
Study Reveals How MRSA Infection Compromises Lymphatic Function
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Infections of the skin or other soft tissues with the hard-to-treat MRSA bacteria appear to permanently compromise the lymphatic system, which is crucial to immune system function. Investigators describe how MRSA infection impairs the ability of lymphatic vessels to pump lymphatic fluid to lymph nodes in mouse models, which may contribute to the frequent recurrences of MRSA infection experienced by patients.

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