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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From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
Asher Jones | Feb 26, 2021
A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.
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.
How a Centipede Survives its Own Species’ Venom
How a Centipede Survives its Own Species’ Venom
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
The same toxin targets different receptors in prey and conspecifics to deliver either a lethal or non-lethal blow.
Exploring the Matrix: A Profile of Zena Werb
Exploring the Matrix: A Profile of Zena Werb
Diana Kwon | Dec 1, 2019
The cell and molecular biologist unveiled a role for the breakdown of proteins in the extracellular matrix in both healthy and pathogenic cells.
Image of the Day: Gnashers
Image of the Day: Gnashers
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 18, 2019
A mollusk grows magnetic teeth so tough they can grind down rocks.  
Infographic: Triggering Titin
Infographic: Triggering Titin
Julio M. Fernández | Sep 1, 2018
This third filament involved in muscle function is often ignored in medical textbooks. Here's how it works.
Infographic: Resurrecting Ancient Proteins
Infographic: Resurrecting Ancient Proteins
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2018

Learn the basic steps researchers take when reconstructing proteins from the past and how these biomolecules can inform engineering projects.

Scientists  Bring  Ancient  Proteins  Back  to  Life
Scientists Bring Ancient Proteins Back to Life
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2018
Researchers are resurrecting proteins from millions of years ago to understand evolution and lay the groundwork for bioengineering custom molecules.
Image of the Day: Cell Dance 
Image of the Day: Cell Dance 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 24, 2017
Scientists develop a micropatterning device to study cell behavior. 
Oldest-Known Proteins?
Oldest-Known Proteins?
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 19, 2016
Molecules extracted from 3.8 million-year-old ostrich eggshells appear to break the record for oldest preserved proteins.
Human Exomes Galore
Human Exomes Galore
Karen Zusi | Nov 16, 2015
A new database includes complete sequences of protein-coding DNA from 60,706 individuals.
From Toxins to Therapeutics
From Toxins to Therapeutics
Dan Cossins | Mar 19, 2013
Researchers are finding new drugs for chronic pain and autoimmune diseases by modifying animal venom-derived molecules that target the nervous and immune systems.
Human Proteome Project Update
Human Proteome Project Update
Bob Grant | Jan 24, 2013
Researchers report steady progress in the effort to map all the proteins made by human chromosomes.