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Image of the Day: Cell Dance 

By The Scientist Staff | November 24, 2017

Scientists develop a micropatterning device to study cell behavior. 


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Oldest-Known Proteins?

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 19, 2016

Molecules extracted from 3.8 million-year-old ostrich eggshells appear to break the record for oldest preserved proteins.


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Human Exomes Galore

By Karen Zusi | November 16, 2015

A new database includes complete sequences of protein-coding DNA from 60,706 individuals.


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From Toxins to Therapeutics

By Dan Cossins | March 19, 2013

Researchers are finding new drugs for chronic pain and autoimmune diseases by modifying animal venom-derived molecules that target the nervous and immune systems.

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Human Proteome Project Update

By Bob Grant | January 24, 2013

Researchers report steady progress in the effort to map all the proteins made by human chromosomes.


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Timing Turnover

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2012

Two-tone fluorescent tags track the movement and life span of proteins within living cells.


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G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel

By Dan Cossins | October 10, 2012

Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka take this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry for revealing the receptors through which cells sense their environment.


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On the Chain Gang

By Keith D. Wilkinson and David Fushman | July 1, 2012

More than simply helping haul out a cell’s garbage, ubiquitin, with its panoply of chain lengths and shapes, marks and regulates many unrelated cellular processes.

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Corrupted Proteins Spread Disease

By Ed Yong | June 18, 2012

A protein fragment involved in Alzheimer’s can seed new clusters throughout the brain, pointing to prion-like qualities of the disease.


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News from AAAS

By Jef Akst | February 20, 2012

A roundup of recent research announced last weekend at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


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