One problem with the current war on cancer is that much of it focuses on destroying the malignant cell itself while paying little attention to some of cancer's allies that are more prone to attack.
In October 2004, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Aaron Ciechanover, Avram Hersko, and Irwin Rose "for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation."
More efficient protein structure determination is a major goal of the US structural genomics projects.
Every life scientist practices due diligence.
Since long before the word neuroscience was coined, the community has devoted substantial resources to studying the visual system, and for good reason.
Twenty-five years after the enactment of the Bayh-Dole Act, scientists and administrators in academia who are interested in moving bench discoveries to the clinic are learning what travelers in London's subway system already know: It's important to "mind the gap."
Henry Flower became director of the British Museum of Nat ural History in 1884, and promptly set about rearranging exhibits.
Five years have passed since the National Institutes of Health launched the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI), a 10-year, $600 million effort to accelerate structural genomics.
The composition and sequence of 3 billion bases of DNA serve as a major determinant of our individual physiology.