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Diversifying the Natural Building Blocks of Life
News   Apr 23, 2019

Using EBX reagents, researchers have converted the C-terminal carboxylic acid of peptides into a carbon-carbon triple bond - an alkyne (in chemical jargon a "decarboxylative alkynylation"). The alkyne moiety is a very valuable functional group that can be used to further modify the peptides.

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Interrogation of Single Cells Taken One Step Further With ECCITE-Seq
News   Apr 23, 2019

A new technique called ECCITE-seq allows researchers to perform high-throughput measurements of multiple modalities of information from single cells.

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Forget the “Fountain of Youth”, Longevity Lies in a Gene
News   Apr 23, 2019

Researchers have uncovered more evidence that the key to longevity resides in a gene, SIRT6.

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Protein Structure Predictions With Deep-learning
News   Apr 18, 2019

Scientists have used a form of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to predict the 3D structure of effectively any protein based on its amino acid sequence.

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Blood Test for Detecting Pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's Disease is Refined
News   Apr 17, 2019

A research team have developed a method to detect the amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptide in human blood. They hope that their research will have implications in diagnosing and understanding the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

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The Leukemia Atlas: A Guide to Proteins That Signal Disease
News   Apr 17, 2019

Only about one in four people diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) survive five years after the initial diagnosis. To improve that survival rate, researchers have created an online atlas to identify and classify protein signatures present at AML diagnosis.

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New Biomarker for Personalized Treatments Against Cancer
News   Apr 17, 2019

Scientists have demonstrated that the protein TP53INP2 plays an important role in the induction of cell death. This finding could be relevant in the treatment of certain types of cancer.

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Cause of Rare Genetic Metabolic Disorder Identified
News   Apr 16, 2019

A new study from an international team of researchers is the first to identify a rarely-seen type of DNA mutation as the cause of an inherited metabolic disorder.

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Master Regulator Drives Liver Cells to Fend Off Viral Attacks
News   Apr 16, 2019

Liver cells have an innate resistance to RNA viral infections like hepatitis A, dengue and Zika thanks to a protein called IRF1, according to a recent study published in Nature Microbiology.

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Bacteria Even More Resistant to Antiseptic Thanks to New Gene Variant
News   Apr 16, 2019

A team of investigators has discovered a new, more powerful variant on an antimicrobial resistance gene common among Staphylococcus species.

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