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2012-11-29 13:01:21

By following a set of principles, scientists can produce protein molecules that previously did not exist in nature By following certain rules, scientists can prepare architectural plans for building ideal protein molecules not found in the real world. Based on these computer renditions, previously non-existent proteins can be produced from scratch in the lab. The principles to make this happen appear this month in Nature magazine. The lead authors are Dr. Nobuyasu Koga and Dr....

2011-01-06 15:01:00

Predicting protein structures is valuable in understanding cellular procedures of diseases such as cancer, diabetes and obesity ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan Health System took top honors in the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction, a biennial scientific competition to test protein structure and function prediction methods developed by laboratories all over the world. The U-M lab of Yang Zhang, Ph.D., was...

2010-08-05 14:55:12

Biochemists and computer scientists at the University of Washington two years ago launched an ambitious project harnessing the brainpower of computer gamers to solve medical problems. The game, Foldit, turns one of the hardest problems in molecular biology into a game a bit reminiscent of Tetris. Thousands of people have now played a game that asks them to fold a protein rather than stack colored blocks or rescue a princess. Results published Thursday (Aug. 5) in the journal Nature show that...


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