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Researchers create tool to measure, control protein aggregation

A common thread ties seemingly unlinked disorders like Alzheimer's disease and type II diabetes together. This thread is known as protein aggregation and happens when proteins clump together. ...

23 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Researchers study cellular processes dependent on calcium ions

Calcium-ATPases convey calcium ions (Ca2+) from the cytoplasm to the extracellular space via active transport (using ATP as an energy source), and thus fundamentally contribute to the control ...

Fri 20 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

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Scientists reveal 'superbug's' artillery

Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have created the first high-resolution structure depicting a crucial part of the 'superbug' Pseudomonas aeruginosa, classified ...

Thu 19 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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The 64 question that’s central to life

The structure of DNA indicates that every species on Earth is descended from a single common ancestor. But what if there are exceptions? Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, ...

Wed 18 Oct 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Need for speed makes genome editing efficient, if not better

Rice University researchers have developed a computational model to quantify the mechanism by which CRISPR-Cas9 proteins find their genome-editing targets.

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Gut fungi might be linked to obesity and inflammatory bowel disorders

Fungi are overlooked contributors to health and disease.

Mon 16 Oct 17 from ScienceNews

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Model predicts how E. coli bacteria adapt under stress

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Species may be saved by microwaving sperm

Dehydration might offer a better alternative to freezing when it comes to tissue storage. Andrew Masterson reports.

Sun 15 Oct 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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One if by editing, two if by roadblock: Human protein fights HIV as monomer and dimer

Fifteen years ago, a class of proteins was discovered, which give humans innate immunity to HIV-1. Unfortunately, HIV-1 is a smart virus and has evolved to battle these proteins. Northeastern ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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