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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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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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New Technique Allows Regulation of  Protein Produced from a Gene
New Technique Allows Regulation of Protein Produced from a Gene
News   Jan 20, 2017

A new technique will help biologists tinker with genes. The technique allows scientists to precisely regulate how much protein is produced from a particular gene.

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Novel Mechanism That Protects Pancreas from Digestive Enzymes Identified
Novel Mechanism That Protects Pancreas from Digestive Enzymes Identified
News   Jan 19, 2017

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which the stress hormone FGF21 keeps digestive enzymes from damaging the pancreas.

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Protein Complex Prevents Genome Instability
Protein Complex Prevents Genome Instability
News   Jan 19, 2017

An international collaboration between Osaka University and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Switzerland is investigating the repair process of a serious form of DNA damage, that can lead to instability of genetic material and tumour formation.

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New Method That Should Enhance the Discovery of New Drugs and the Study of Proteins
New Method That Should Enhance the Discovery of New Drugs and the Study of Proteins
News   Jan 19, 2017

A team of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new method that enhances the discovery of new drugs and the study of proteins. The new method enables researchers to quickly find small molecules that bind to hundreds of thousands of proteins in their native cellular environment.

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