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Latest Ribozymes Stories

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.

2013-04-30 10:59:42

Proteins, the workhorses of the body, can have more than one function, but they often need to be very specific in their action or they create cellular havoc, possibly leading to disease.

2012-07-05 23:58:43

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a series of intricate biochemical steps that lead to the successful production of proteins, the basic working units of any cell.

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2012-03-14 11:08:41

According to a new analysis, even before the ribosome's many working parts were recruited for protein synthesis, proteins also were on the scene and interacting with RNA.

2012-03-12 20:00:01

In the beginning – of the ribosome, the cell's protein-building workbench – there were ribonucleic acids, the molecules we call RNA that today perform a host of vital functions in cells.

2012-01-06 08:00:00

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.