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Latest Protein folding Stories

2010-07-30 13:42:08

The apparently random self-assembly of molecular threads into the proteins that make the body work is far less frantic than previously thought, Michigan State University scientists say.

2010-07-07 15:48:03

All proteins self-assemble in a fraction of the blink of an eye, but it can take a long time to mimic the process.

2010-06-18 01:55:35

Physicists at UC Santa Barbara have created a microscopic device to assist biologists in making very fast molecular measurements that aid the understanding of protein folding.

2010-06-18 01:27:53

Scientists watch as E. coli bacteria evolve heat resistance under stress.

2010-05-06 16:10:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced today that it has awarded a grant of $210,300 to Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD; Cranbury, NJ) to evaluate small-molecule, orally delivered pharmacological chaperone compounds as a novel approach for treating Alzheimer's disease.

2010-03-15 16:06:12

Novel method distinguishes between structurally similar folding forms

2010-01-20 13:14:32

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found some compounds that improve a cell's ability to properly "fold" proteins and could lead to promising drugs for degenerative nerve diseases, including Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

2010-01-19 12:49:08

Single-molecule, real-time measurements of a key biological process.

2009-12-06 13:34:59

The dramatically new approach to protein misfolding could lead to new therapies for a number of diseases.

2009-10-13 13:26:37

Researchers at Lund University have taken a snapshot of proteins changing shape, sticking together and creating structures that are believed to trigger deadly processes in the nervous system.


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  • A handkerchief.
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