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The receptors, found in so-called elite controllers who don’t need medications to keep the virus in check, suggest a new path toward immunotherapy.

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Crystallography Innovator Dies

By Kerry Grens | June 26, 2017

Philip Coppens, who developed photocrystallography, has passed away at age 86.

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Deep Pocket Exploration

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2017

A modification to traditional docking software enables the examination of a ligand’s passage into its receptor.

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Infographic: Modeling Molecules’ Receptor Binding

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2017

A software upgrade follows ligands step-wise into their binding sites on receptors.

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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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The ribosome-associated organelle consists of tightly packed tubes, not flat sheets as previously believed, according to new super-resolution microscopy images.

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Week in Review: September 5–9

By Jef Akst | September 9, 2016

Environmental magnetite in the human brain; prion structure takes shape; watching E. coli evolve in real time; learning from others’ behavior 

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First Glimpse at Infectious Prion Shape

By Abby Olena | September 8, 2016

The preliminary structure of the misfolded protein that causes mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease looks like a coiled mattress spring.

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Zooming In on an Antidepressant Target

By Ruth Williams | April 6, 2016

Structural studies reveal how SSRI drugs bind to the human serotonin transporter.

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