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An Ohio State University molecular biologist leveraged a supercomputer to help better define the family tree of a group of enzymes that have been implicated in a wide range of human diseases and are important targets for anti-cancer therapies.
Scientists have discovered a new way genes are regulated that is unique to primates, including humans and monkeys.
For years, RNA has seemed an elusive tool in nanotechnology researchâ€”easily manipulated into a variety of structures, yet susceptible to quick destruction when confronted with a commonly found enzyme.
Scientists are reporting an advance in overcoming a major barrier to the use of the genetic material RNA in nanotechnology â€” the field that involves building machines thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair and now is dominated by its cousin, DNA.
Researchers report that they are the first to show in molecular detail how one gene evolved two competing functions that eventually split up â€“ via gene duplication â€“ to pursue their separate destinies.
Scientists have invented a way to â€˜watchâ€™ proteins fold â€” in less than thousandths of a second -- into the elaborate twisted shapes that determine their function.
A Jackson Laboratory research team led by Professor Patsy Nishina, Ph.D., has identified a mutation in a gene thatâ€™s essential for correct protein-processing in cells.
In a groundbreaking achievement that could help scientists "build" new biological systems, Princeton University scientists have constructed for the first time artificial proteins that enable the growth of living cells.
A scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a molecular switch that controls the synthesis of ribosomes.
The nucleus of a cell, which houses the cell's DNA, is also home to many structures that are not bound by a membrane but nevertheless exist as distinct compartments.
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