Biochemistry
Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Structure of anxiety disorder protein revealed

New research conducted at MSU has, for the first time, revealed the crystal structure of a key protein, TSPO, which is associated with several forms of anxiety disorders. Courtesy of Jian Liu

New research has revealed the crystal structure of a key protein, TSPO, which is associated with several forms of anxiety disorders.  More...

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eggs
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Scientists discover way to unboil egg

Researchers have managed to unboil an ordinary boiled egg, and the results may have implications for cancer treatments  More...

3D Printing with Nucleic Acid Adhesives
By BioNews On Thursday, January 15th, 2015
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DNA ‘glue’ can help grow tissues, organs

DNA molecules can act as a glue to hold together 3D-printed materials that could be used to grow tissues and organs in the lab  More...

Pill for weight loss
By BioNews On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Now a pill that tricks the body into losing weight

Salk researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories,  More...

designer antibiotic
By BioNews On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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Designer antibiotic could eliminate risk of hearing loss

A new version of a common antibiotic could eliminate the side effects associated with the drug – risk of hearing loss and  More...

RCQ protein
By BioNews On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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Researchers detect new role for proteins

A study has shown for the first time that the building blocks of proteins can be assembled without instructions from DNA or messenger RNA (mRNA). A protein, Rqc2, was found playing a role similar to that of mRNA More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Making the most of a shitty situation – What the “fecal prints” of microbes can tell us about Earth’s evolution

Everything that eats must excrete, and microbes are no exception.  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Molecule identified to fight oxidative stress

Investigators at the University of Missouri, US have discovered a molecule that treats oxidative stress  More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Monkey lesson: Eat less to live longer

Monkeys on a reduced-calorie diet live longer than those that can eat as much as they want, a fascinating research suggests  More...

Benjamin F. Cravatt, PhD (right), is chairman of the Department of Chemical Physiology, professor in the Dorris Neuroscience Center and member of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute. Ken Hsu, PhD (left), is a Hewitt Foundation postdoctoral researcher in the Cravatt laboratory. (Photo courtesy of The Scripps Research Institute.)
By BioNews On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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New Inhibitors of Elusive Enzymes Promise to Be Valuable Scientific Tools

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered the first selective inhibitors  More...