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Nobel-Winning Biochemist Paul Boyer Dies
Shawna Williams | Jun 7, 2018
The UCLA researcher was lauded for figuring out how ATP synthase works.
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.
Video: Inner Circle
Staff | Nov 30, 2016
See an animation that illustrates emerging insights into the inner ring structures of the nuclear pore complex.
Fraudulent Paper Pulled
Bob Grant | Jan 5, 2016
retracts a study six years after an investigation found that the protein structures it reported were fabricated.
Getting Back in Shape
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Contrary to years of research suggesting otherwise, most aggregated proteins regain their shape and functionality following heat shock.
Cas9 Proofreads Gene Edits
Karen Zusi | Nov 13, 2015
The gene-editing CRISPR/Cas9 system has three checkpoints to ensure it alters the right section of DNA.
The Handedness of Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 17, 2015
Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.
Screening Goes In Silico
Carina Storrs | Feb 1, 2015
Computational tools take some of the cost—and guesswork—out of drug discovery.
RNA Puts Proteins in a Headlock
Kerry Grens | May 20, 2014
A noncoding RNA initiates translation by grabbing hold of repressor proteins and restricting their functions.
Abby Olena | Jan 16, 2014
Researchers show that scorpion venom toxins are closely related to defensive proteins from venomous insects.