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Laurel Oldach
Jan. 27, 2022
“It was almost one of those ‘I can’t believe you’re doing this’ kind of projects.” The search for a protein that senses pressure. Part of a series on the 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
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From the journals: MCP
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From the journals: MCP

Jan. 19, 2022

Making heads or tails of flatworm regeneration — and more from the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.

Birds of a feather in Philly
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Birds of a feather in Philly

Jan. 13, 2022

According to Meetings Committee chair Dan Raben, “Interest group events give folks in various specific disciplines and subdisciplines an opportunity to hold a mini symposium before the meeting actually begins.”

From the journals: JLR
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From the journals: JLR

Jan. 12, 2022

Targeting protein folding to combat Niemann–Pick type C1. Pinpointing substrate specificity for phospholipase A2S. A high-throughput assay of lipase activity. Read about articles on these topics recently published in the Journal of Lipid Research.

Brain wrinkles and folds matter
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Brain wrinkles and folds matter

Jan. 8, 2022

Researchers are studying the mechanics of how they form.

From the journals: JBC
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From the journals: JBC

Jan. 5, 2022

Flipping the switch for competence. Stabilizing enzymes in the liver. Inhibiting SARS-Cov-2 replication. Read about papers on these topics recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Rethinking how culture medium contributes to cellular function
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Rethinking how culture medium contributes to cellular function

Jan. 4, 2022

In a national collaboration, Austrian researchers unravel the effect of cell culture medium on mitochondrial function in cells.

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David McKemy and the cold receptor

“This is the nature of doing bench work. We all go through those periods when stuff’s not working.” How persistence unlocked the cold-sensitive receptor TRPM8. Part of a series on the 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
David McKemy and the cold receptor

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How a cyanobacterium makes far-red light mean 'go'
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How a cyanobacterium makes far-red light mean 'go'

Jan. 1, 2022

Researchers identify the locations of structural changes in photosystems I and II that allow growth in far-red light.

From the journals: MCP
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From the journals: MCP

Dec. 30, 2021

A global proteomics approach to study the influence of COVID-19 on host signaling pathways. One resource to bring all the structural databases together. A new way to automate and optimize protein–protein studies.

From the journals: JBC
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From the journals: JBC

Dec. 29, 2021

Breaking down seaweed. A piece of the centromere recruitment puzzle. Making pain meds with microbes. Read about recent articles on these and other topics.

Top 10 most-read original stories
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Top 10 most-read original stories

Dec. 28, 2021

It's the end of the year, and you know what that means: It's time for newspapers, magazines and other publications to share their most-read lists. And we're no different.

To study Zika, they offered their kids. Then they were forgotten.
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To study Zika, they offered their kids. Then they were forgotten.

Dec. 26, 2021

Years after agreeing to take part in research, families of children with congenital Zika syndrome are feeling abandoned.

What’s the difference between a PCR and antigen COVID-19 test?
Education

What’s the difference between a PCR and antigen COVID-19 test?

Dec. 25, 2021

They work in very different ways, which is why one is fast but less accurate and the other is slow and precise, a molecular biologist explains.

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