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G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel
Dan Cossins | Oct 10, 2012
Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka take this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry for revealing the receptors through which cells sense their environment.
On the Chain Gang
Keith D. Wilkinson and David Fushman | Jul 1, 2012
More than simply helping haul out a cell’s garbage, ubiquitin, with its panoply of chain lengths and shapes, marks and regulates many unrelated cellular processes.
Corrupted Proteins Spread Disease
Ed Yong | Jun 18, 2012
A protein fragment involved in Alzheimer’s can seed new clusters throughout the brain, pointing to prion-like qualities of the disease.
News from AAAS
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2012
A roundup of recent research announced last weekend at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Reading Tea Leaves
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2012
Cyclic peptides, discovered in an African tea used to speed labor and delivery, may hold potential as drug-stabilizing scaffolds, antibiotics, and anticancer drugs.
The Tradeoff of Stress
Ruth Williams | Dec 15, 2011
For nematode worms, a bigger stress response means a healthier, longer life, but fewer babies.