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Artificial Silk Made from Whey Protein
Artificial Silk Made from Whey Protein
News   Jan 24, 2017

New X-Ray study shows making of artificial silk from whey protein.

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New Biomarker Allows Better Prediction of Survival for Patients with Colorectal Metastases
New Biomarker Allows Better Prediction of Survival for Patients with Colorectal Metastases
News   Jan 24, 2017

A new biomarker that allows better prediction of survival following surgical removal of the metastases has been identified.

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Sensors Detect Single Protein Molecules as They Are Secreted by Cells
Sensors Detect Single Protein Molecules as They Are Secreted by Cells
News   Jan 24, 2017

MIT engineers have designed sensors that can detect single protein molecules as they are secreted by cells or even a single cell.

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Seeking Structure With Metagenome Sequences
Seeking Structure With Metagenome Sequences
News   Jan 23, 2017

Metagenomics database helps fill in 10 percent of previously unknown protein structures.

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Supportive Cell Signals Encourage Pancreatic Tumor Growth
Supportive Cell Signals Encourage Pancreatic Tumor Growth
News   Jan 23, 2017

Salk scientists find that targeting the interaction between a pancreatic tumor and its microenvironment could weaken cancer.

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Novel Chemical Procedure Developed to Target and Modulate Single Proteins
Novel Chemical Procedure Developed to Target and Modulate Single Proteins
News   Jan 23, 2017

Using a novel chemical procedure, Yimon Aye and her group are targeting and modulating single proteins to achieve desired responses.

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PPMO Has the Ability to Stop Resistance to Antibiotics
PPMO Has the Ability to Stop Resistance to Antibiotics
News   Jan 23, 2017

The molecule PPMO, short for peptide-conjugated phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer combats New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, or NDM-1. It’s accompanied by additional genes that encode resistance to most if not all antibiotics.

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Nanoscience and Magnetic Fields Used in Biochemical Tests
Nanoscience and Magnetic Fields Used in Biochemical Tests
News   Jan 23, 2017

Cutting-edge nanoscience has been combined with a magnetic phenomenon discovered more than 170 years ago to create a method for speedy medical tests. The discovery, if commercialized, could lead to faster test results for HIV, Lyme disease, syphilis, rotavirus and other infectious conditions.

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The Type of Sugar You Eat Determines Your Risk for Chronic Disease
The Type of Sugar You Eat Determines Your Risk for Chronic Disease
News   Jan 20, 2017

The type of sugar you eat, and not just the calorie count, may determine your risk for chronic disease. A new study is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function

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Decoding Microbial Metabolism Explains Biofuel Yield
Decoding Microbial Metabolism Explains Biofuel Yield
News   Jan 20, 2017

To unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum to decipher its metabolism. Understanding the bacterium’s sugar-processing complexities may lead to improved biofuel yields.

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