Predictions of Most Human Protein Structures Made Freely Available
Predictions of Most Human Protein Structures Made Freely Available
The AlphaFold program from AI firm DeepMind has amassed a huge database of protein structures from humans and model organisms.
Predictions of Most Human Protein Structures Made Freely Available
Predictions of Most Human Protein Structures Made Freely Available

The AlphaFold program from AI firm DeepMind has amassed a huge database of protein structures from humans and model organisms.

The AlphaFold program from AI firm DeepMind has amassed a huge database of protein structures from humans and model organisms.

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Robert “Buzz” Baldwin, Early Expert in Protein Structures, Dies
Robert “Buzz” Baldwin, Early Expert in Protein Structures, Dies
Jef Akst | Apr 2, 2021
Research by the Stanford University School of Medicine professor revealed how newly formed strings of amino acids fold into complex three-dimensional shapes.
DeepMind AI Speeds Up the Time to Determine Proteins’ Structures
DeepMind AI Speeds Up the Time to Determine Proteins’ Structures
Lisa Winter | Dec 2, 2020
The technology solves proteins’ 3-D shapes in minutes, when traditional methods may take years.
Newly Found Proteins Stop Fungal “Bleeding”
Newly Found Proteins Stop Fungal “Bleeding”
Viviane Callier | Nov 12, 2020
Mechanically sensitive proteins called gellins sense and respond to protoplasm flowing out of severed hyphae, quickly sealing up injuries in these root-like structures of fungi.
“Hero” Proteins May Shield Other Proteins from Harm
“Hero” Proteins May Shield Other Proteins from Harm
Emma Yasinski | Mar 19, 2020
Flexible proteins appear to protect molecules from becoming denatured in extreme conditions such as heat and from clumping up, as happens in some neurodegenerative diseases.
Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Emma Yasinski | Mar 9, 2020
The creativity of citizen scientists could help researchers design proteins that may be able to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Detecting Protein Clumps
Detecting Protein Clumps
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2018
A synthetic genetic tool called yTRAP allows high-throughput detection of protein aggregates in cells.
 
Drugging the Disorderome
Drugging the Disorderome
Amber Dance | Oct 1, 2017
Strategies for targeting intrinsically disordered proteins
Fascinated by Folding
Fascinated by Folding
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 3, 2017
Lila Gierasch uses biochemical tools to understand how linear chains of amino acids turn into complex three-dimensional structures.
Unknown Protein Structures Predicted
Unknown Protein Structures Predicted
Ruth Williams | Jan 19, 2017
Metagenomic sequence data boosts the power of protein modeling software to yield hundreds of new protein structure predictions.
Bacterial Protein Acts as Prion in Yeast and <em>E. coli</em>
Bacterial Protein Acts as Prion in Yeast and E. coli
Jef Akst | Jan 16, 2017
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.
Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully
Vlad Denic on Exploring New Fields and Failing Successfully
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 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.
Protein Folding Pioneer Dies
Protein Folding Pioneer Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 28, 2016
Susan Lindquist of MIT and the Whitehead Institute broke scientific ground on prions and heat shock proteins.
Prions in Plants?
Prions in Plants?
Tanya Lewis | Apr 26, 2016
A plant protein that behaves like a prion when inserted into yeast could enable a form of botanical memory, a study suggests.
Fearless about Folding
Fearless about Folding
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2016
Susan Lindquist has never shied away from letting her curiosity guide her research career.
Master Folder
Master Folder
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2015
Meet Susan Lindquist, the MIT biologist who has won numerous accolades for her research on protein folding.
Cracking the Complex
Cracking the Complex
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Nov 1, 2015
Using mass spec to study protein-protein interactions
How We Age
How We Age
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2015
From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Ruth Williams | Jul 3, 2014
Scientists show how cell stress both prevents and promotes cell suicide in a study that’s equally divisive.