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2013-11-20 23:34:18

For the first time ever, get free hands-on experience with the PowerPoint®/Excel® report automation system that delivers time savings of 70-95%+ on both ad-hoc and tracking / multi-report projects. Suitable for techies, researchers and end-users alike, some of the world's largest market research companies already use Rosetta Studio, and at no cost this is not an opportunity smart market researchers will pass up. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Until today, companies...

2013-02-11 15:25:33

By combining low temperatures and NMR spectroscopy, the scientists visualized seven intermediate forms of the CylR2 protein while cooling it down from 25°C to -16°C. Their results show that the most instable intermediate form plays a key role in protein folding. The scientists' findings may contribute to a better understanding of how proteins adopt their structure and misfold during illness. Whether Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or Huntington's Chorea — all three diseases have one...

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....

2012-04-25 12:03:57

Protein design is technique that is increasingly valuable to a variety of fields, from biochemistry to therapeutics to materials engineering. University of Pennsylvania chemists have taken this kind of design a step further; using computational methods, they have created the first custom-designed protein crystal. Picking an ambitious design target with challenging features, the researchers´ success bodes well for the technique´s use in better understanding proteins´ makeup...

2011-09-14 22:10:27

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory invention able to quickly predict three-dimensional structure of protein could have huge implications for drug discovery and human health. While scientists have long studied protein structure and the mechanism of folding, this marks the first time they are able to computationally predict three-dimensional structure independent of size of the protein. Because the invention also determines possible intermediate states in the protein folding process, it...

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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2009-08-04 12:32:07

Intel has teamed up with Facebook to offer a new application that uses idle PC processor power for research of social programs aimed at curing diseases and fighting climate change. Intel's "Progress Thru Processors" application will allow Facebook users to donate spare idle computing power to projects including Rosetta@home, Climateprediction.net and Africa@home. "The goal of this project is to bring about positive change by combining the power of social networking on Facebook with the life...