The Scientist

» protein folding

Most Recent

image: Detecting Protein Clumps

Detecting Protein Clumps

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2018

A synthetic genetic tool called yTRAP allows high-throughput detection of protein aggregates in cells.  


image: Drugging the Disorderome

Drugging the Disorderome

By Amber Dance | October 1, 2017

Strategies for targeting intrinsically disordered proteins


image: Fascinated by Folding

Fascinated by Folding

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 4, 2017

Lila Gierasch uses biochemical tools to understand how linear chains of amino acids turn into complex three-dimensional structures.

1 Comment

image: Unknown Protein Structures Predicted

Unknown Protein Structures Predicted

By Ruth Williams | January 19, 2017

Metagenomic sequence data boosts the power of protein modeling software to yield hundreds of new protein structure predictions.


Clostridium botulinum produces a transcription factor that can aggregate and self-propagate a prion-like form, leading to genome-wide changes in gene expression in E. coli, according to a study.

1 Comment

image: Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully

Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 1, 2016

The Harvard professor is pursuing fundamental questions about autophagy, protein homeostasis, and other cellular processes, and he’s always on the lookout for his next new topic.


image: Protein Folding Pioneer Dies

Protein Folding Pioneer Dies

By Kerry Grens | October 28, 2016

Susan Lindquist of MIT and the Whitehead Institute broke scientific ground on prions and heat shock proteins.


image: Prions in Plants?

Prions in Plants?

By Tanya Lewis | April 26, 2016

A plant protein that behaves like a prion when inserted into yeast could enable a form of botanical memory, a study suggests.


image: Fearless about Folding

Fearless about Folding

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 1, 2016

Susan Lindquist has never shied away from letting her curiosity guide her research career.

1 Comment

image: Master Folder

Master Folder

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2016

Meet Susan Lindquist, the MIT biologist who has won numerous accolades for her research on protein folding.


Popular Now

  1. Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
  2. Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
  3. Elena Rybak-Akimova, Chemical Kinetics Expert, Dies
  4. University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center