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2012-03-17 00:00:51

Scientists at the University of Toronto have found a molecular mechanism that plays a key role in the transition of Candida albicans yeast into disease-causing fungus—one of the leading causes of hospital-acquired infection.

2012-03-09 01:43:43

Proteins are the molecular building blocks and machinery of cells and involved in practically all biological processes.

2012-03-02 01:17:19

Mayo Clinic researchers have gained insights into the function of a member of a family of specialized proteins called histone chaperones.

2012-01-23 22:13:55

Targeting a single protein can help fight both breast cancers and leukemias.

2012-01-23 21:51:13

A group of researchers led by the Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine (IBB) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have achieved to quantify with precision the effect of protein aggregation on cell aging processes using as models the Escherichia coli bacteria and the molecule which triggers Alzheimer's disease.

2012-01-14 01:38:57

A special group of proteins, the so-called chaperons, helps other proteins to obtain their correct conformation.

2011-12-22 15:36:45

A research team led by biochemist Scott Garman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered a key interaction at the heart of a promising new treatment for a rare childhood metabolic disorder known as Fabry disease.

2011-12-16 12:24:07

Access to clean water is a necessity often taken for granted.

2011-09-07 13:48:10

The protein p53 plays an essential role in the prevention of cancer by initiating the controlled death of a cell with damaged genes which is in danger to transform into a cancerous cell.

2011-09-01 15:24:41

Researchers have found that a protein variation linked by some genetic studies to Alzheimer's disease is consistently present in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.