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Rqc2 protein
2015-01-02 08:56:52

Crack open any science textbook and it’ll tell you that DNA instruction are required to produce proteins. But a University of Utah-led team of researchers have discovered evidence suggesting otherwise.

2014-06-06 09:56:06

YbeY is a conserved protein that is present in most bacteria.

2014-04-18 14:05:01

Scientists studying the most common form of inherited mental disability—a genetic disease called “Fragile X syndrome”—have uncovered new details about the cellular processes responsible for the condition that could lead to the development of therapies to restore some of the capabilities lost in affected individuals.

2014-04-04 11:48:17

Not so long ago researchers thought that RNAs came in two types: coding RNAs that make proteins and non-coding RNAs that have structural roles.

2014-04-01 13:16:37

Ribosomes are essential for life, generating all of the proteins required for cells to grow.

2014-03-31 23:23:41

Why do mutations in the proteins that make ribosomes cause bone marrow failure and anemia early in life, followed by elevated cancer risk in middle age? A new University of Maryland-led study

2014-02-13 10:36:55

Ribosomes, the cellular machines that build proteins, are themselves made up of dozens of proteins and a few looping strands of RNA.

Mitochondrial Ribosome Deciphered
2014-01-24 13:37:28

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich have deciphered the structure of part of the ribosome found in mitochondria, the power plants of the cell.

Naked Mole Rat Longevity Perfect Proteins
2013-10-01 08:41:31

Researchers believe they have found the secret behind the longevity of the naked mole rat: the creatures' cells make nearly perfect proteins.

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.


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immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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