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Science with a Sense of Humor

By | September 13, 2013

Researchers who studied stargazing dung beetles, opera-loving mice are among recipients of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes.

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Transport Breakdown

By | July 1, 2013

Deficiencies in a cellular motor that carries a serotonin receptor are associated with anxiety in mice.


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Father of Crystallography Dies

By | June 17, 2013

Nobel Laureate Jerome Karle has passed away at age 94.


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Protein Zippers

By | June 1, 2013

Matching up positive and negative charges on two of its subunits may allow the TatA membrane transporter to penetrate the lipid bilayer.


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Resolving Separation Anxiety

By | June 1, 2013

Continuing innovations in liquid chromatography column technology are improving the speed and separation efficiency of HPLC.


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Erica Larschan: Hitting Her Targets

By | November 1, 2012

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, & Biochemistry Brown University, Age: 36

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G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel

By | October 10, 2012

Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka take home this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry for revealing how membrane receptors sense and respond to chemical signals.

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The Inside Scoop

By | September 1, 2012

Probing cells with nanometer-scale electrodes


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Painting the Protein Atomic, 1961

By | August 1, 2012

Irving Geis’s revolutionary painting of sperm whale myoglobin illuminated the nascent field of protein structure.

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Ubiquitin Chains in Action

By | July 1, 2012

Present in every tissue of the body, ubiquitin appears to be involved in a dizzying array of functions, from cell cycle and division to organelle and ribosome biogenesis, as well as the response to viral infection. The protein plays at least two role


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