proteins
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.