Ruth Williams

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Protein or Perish

By | September 1, 2016

A bacteriophage must evolve certain variants of a protein or die.

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One Receptor, Two Ligands, Different Responses

By | August 31, 2016

Host and bacterial ligands that interact with the same cell-surface receptor induce different activities in human macrophages. 

image: One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types

One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types

By | August 26, 2016

Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.

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Riboswitch Screen

By | August 1, 2016

A newly developed method detects regulators of bacterial transcription called riboswitches.

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Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators

By | August 1, 2016

Researchers have designed a screen to find unique molecules, called riboswitches, that determine whether transcription will proceed.

A 3-D carbon nanotube mesh enables rat spinal tissue sections to reconnect in culture.

Mismatched ancestral origins of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA boost mouse health.

image: A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins

A New Way to ID Targets of RNA-Binding Proteins

By | July 1, 2016

The catalytic domain of an RNA-editing enzyme is fused with RNA-binding proteins.

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Targeting RNA-Binding Proteins

By | July 1, 2016

An RNA-binding protein fused with the catalytic domain of an RNA-editing enzyme makes for easier identification of the binding protein's target—a boon for studying gene expression and cellular functions in small amounts of material.

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Interdisciplinary Research Attracts Less Funding

By | June 29, 2016

An analysis of Australian Research Council data reveals grant proposals that integrate a broad array of academic fields are less likely to be funded.  

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