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2010-12-23 02:18:44

A scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has discovered a molecular switch that controls the synthesis of ribosomes.

2010-12-13 14:27:07

Like an overprotective parent on the first day of school, a targeting factor sometimes needs a little push to let go of its cargo.

2010-12-06 14:05:24

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have made an unexpected finding about the method by which certain genes are activated.

2010-10-29 19:16:52

A team from The Scripps Research Institute has revealed the first-ever pictures of the formation of cells' "protein factories."

2010-09-13 12:02:53

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have solved a long-standing mystery of how cells conduct "quality control" to eliminate the toxic effects of a certain kind of error in protein production.

2010-08-16 18:28:05

Short pieces of RNA, called microRNAs, control protein production primarily by causing the proteins' RNA templates (known as messenger RNA or mRNA) to be disabled by the cell.

2010-04-17 12:28:09

The study, which will be published in today's issue of the journal Cell, led to the identification of novel sequence biases and their role in the control of genomic expression.

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2010-04-12 14:08:40

With few exceptions, all known forms of life on our planet rely on the same genetic code to specify the amino acid composition of proteins.

2010-02-01 18:05:45

Johns Hopkins scientists believe they may have figured out how genetic snippets called microRNAs are able to shut down the production of some proteins.

2010-01-27 08:21:50

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science have found that two antibiotics working together might be more effective in fighting pathogenic bacteria than either drug on its own.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.