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How Rare 'Words' In Bacterial Genes Boost Protein Production
2013-09-27 07:29:50

Scientists routinely seek to reprogram bacteria to produce proteins for drugs, biofuels and more, but they have struggled to get those bugs to follow orders.

2013-08-21 10:43:26

Researchers have long known that high levels of a specific protein in human cells are linked to tumor growth – but no one has fully understood how.

2013-07-01 11:55:56

Synthetic biology researchers at Northwestern University, working with partners at Harvard Medical School, have for the first time synthesized ribosomes -- cell structures responsible for generating all proteins and enzymes in our bodies -- from scratch in a test tube.

This Image May Lead To Better Antibiotics
2013-06-28 13:45:14

Berkeley Lab scientists create atomic-scale structure of ribosome attached to a molecule that controls its motion

2013-06-17 09:56:18

Because of their central importance to biology, proteins have been the focus of intense research, particularly the manner in which they are produced from genetically coded templates—a process commonly known as translation.

2013-04-25 19:56:01

Like musicians in an orchestra who have the same musical score but start and finish playing at different intervals, cells with the same genes start and finish transcribing them at different points in the genome.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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