Blocking protein interactions inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection of human cells
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Blocking protein interactions inhibits SARS-CoV-2 infection of human cells

The platform for identifying viralSLiMs binding to cellular host factors is shown in the first figure. The weight of the connecting line indicates
Covid-resistant people point way to universal coronavirus vaccine
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Covid-resistant people point way to universal coronavirus vaccine

Illustration of a T-cell that targets SARS-CoV-2 particles JUAN GERTNER/SCIENCEPHOTO LIBRARY Many organizations around the world are working to
The Next Big Thing for RNA? Fixing Moldy Food
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The Next Big Thing for RNA? Fixing Moldy Food

Botrytis cinerea, out of all the fungi on the planet, is the one that keeps farmers awake at night. This gruesome fungus is omnivorous. The fungus
Structure of a 'promiscuous' protein will help scientists design better drugs
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Structure of a 'promiscuous' protein will help scientists design better drugs

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at CSSB and EMBL Hamburg have identified the molecular structure for a gut protein that aids in drug
These Could Be The Most Detailed Close-Up Images of Living Bacteria Taken to Date
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These Could Be The Most Detailed Close-Up Images of Living Bacteria Taken to Date

There is always more to discover and learn. This holds true whether you zoom in to tiny organisms or out into the vast reaches of our Universe.
Stunning images show how muscles heal themselves after a workout
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Stunning images show how muscles heal themselves after a workout

To repair a tear, the nuclei (purple) of a muscle cell move toward an injury site. Exercising can cause muscle tears and microtears. Scientists
Scientists assemble a biological clock in a test tube to study how it works
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Scientists assemble a biological clock in a test tube to study how it works

A group of UC scientists recreated the circadian clock in cyanobacteria using a test tube. This allowed them to examine the molecular interactions
First map of proteins in tumour cells pinpoints cancer therapy targets
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First map of proteins in tumour cells pinpoints cancer therapy targets

Science Photo Library: Breast cancer cells This is the first map to show how proteins interact in cancer. It also highlights previously undiscovered
Expanding the genetic code with quadruplet codons
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Expanding the genetic code with quadruplet codons

Ahmed Badran and Scripps Research colleagues have enhanced the synthetic biology toolkit in order to speed up investigations into gene expansion.
These Engineers Have Invented an Entirely New Approach to Recycling Plastic
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These Engineers Have Invented an Entirely New Approach to Recycling Plastic

The plastic waste we produce is making our planet and all life on it sag under its weight. We need to find new ways to deal with these