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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
Amber Dance | Oct 1, 2017
Strategies for targeting intrinsically disordered proteins
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
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
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2017
produces a transcription factor that can aggregate and self-propagate a prion-like form, leading to genome-wide changes in gene expression in
, according to a study.
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
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?
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
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2016
Susan Lindquist has never shied away from letting her curiosity guide her research career.
Staff | Jan 1, 2016
Meet Susan Lindquist, the MIT biologist who has won numerous accolades for her research on protein folding.