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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.

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Video: Inner Circle

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2016

See an animation that illustrates emerging insights into the inner ring structures of the nuclear pore complex.

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Fraudulent Paper Pulled

By Bob Grant | January 5, 2016

Nature retracts a study six years after an investigation found that the protein structures it reported were fabricated.

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Getting Back in Shape

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

Contrary to years of research suggesting otherwise, most aggregated proteins regain their shape and functionality following heat shock.

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Cas9 Proofreads Gene Edits

By Karen Zusi | November 13, 2015

The gene-editing CRISPR/Cas9 system has three checkpoints to ensure it alters the right section of DNA.

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The Handedness of Cells

By Kerry Grens | June 17, 2015

Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.

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Screening Goes In Silico

By Carina Storrs | February 1, 2015

Computational tools take some of the cost—and guesswork—out of drug discovery.

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RNA Puts Proteins in a Headlock

By Kerry Grens | May 20, 2014

A noncoding RNA initiates translation by grabbing hold of repressor proteins and restricting their functions.

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Toxin Evolution

By Abby Olena | January 16, 2014

Researchers show that scorpion venom toxins are closely related to defensive proteins from venomous insects.

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G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel

By Dan Cossins | 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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