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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NMR Spectroscopy: A Brief Guide

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Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is a non-destructive analytical technique that enables interrogation of the nature and structure of organic compounds. It is proving an invaluable tool in food provenance investigation and recent advances to improve analysis speed and sensitivity look set to continue this trend.

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A Year in Biopharma 2017

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How much do you know about the incredible progress that's been made in the field of biopharmaceuticals in 2017? Take this quiz to find out!

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From the lab to the boardroom: An interview with Darlene Solomon Ph.D.

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We spoke to Darlene to learn about her reasons for studying science, how she transitioned away from the lab and some of her proudest achievements at Agilent.

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Microbes Help Turn Greek Yogurt Waste Into Fuel

Microbes Help Turn Greek Yogurt Waste Into Fuel

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Consumers across the world enjoy Greek yogurt for its taste, texture, and protein-packed punch. Reaching that perfect formula, however, generates large volumes of food waste in the form of liquid whey. Now researchers have found a way to use bacteria to turn the leftover sugars and acids from Greek yogurt into molecules that could be used in biofuels or safe feedstock additives.

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Children With Congenital Zika Virus Infection Face Serious Challenges as They Age
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The report from the CDC is the first to describe the health and developmental effects of congenital Zika virus infection in children with microcephaly through 2 years of age.

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Salmonella Cases No Longer Declining in the EU
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The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases. Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014 and in laying hens, the prevalence increased from 0.7% to 1.21% over the same period.

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Anti-Stress Compound Reduces Obesity and Diabetes
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Researchers find a stress protein found in muscle has a diabetes promoting effect

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