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Biochemistry

Solving a mini mystery of cell division

When a single bacterial cell divides into two during periods of rapid growth, it doesn't split in half once it reaches a predetermined...

Design of a recombinant asparaginyl ligase for site-specific modification using efficient recognition and nucleophile motifs

Design of a protein ligase based on the structure of OaAEP1-C247AAccording to the structure basis, the 271 amino acid long core domain of...

E-tongue can detect white wine spoilage before humans can

While the electronic tongue bears little physical resemblance to its namesake, the strand-like sensory probes of the "e-tongue" still outperformed human senses when...

Tracking a protein's fleeting shape changes

Researchers have developed a powerful, new technique to generate 'movies' of changing protein structures and speeds of up to 50 frames per second.

CryoEM structures reveal how the bacterial flagellum rotates and switches direction

Beeby, M., Ferreira, J. L., Tripp, P., Albers, S. V. & Mitchell, D. R. Propulsive nanomachines: the convergent evolution of archaella, flagella and...

‘Nanostitches’ enable lighter and tougher composite materials

To save on fuel and reduce aircraft emissions, engineers are looking to build lighter, stronger airplanes out of advanced composites. These engineered materials...

Decoding the language of cells: Unveiling the proteins behind cellular organelle communication

In cellular biology, unraveling the complexities of cellular function at the molecular level remains a paramount endeavor. Significant scientific focus has been placed...

Molecular basis of Gabija anti-phage supramolecular assemblies

Tal, N. & Sorek, R. SnapShot: bacterial immunity. Cell 185, 578–578 e571 (2022).Article  CAS  PubMed  ...

Millions of gamers advance biomedical research

Leveraging gamers and video game technology can dramatically boost scientific research according to a new study published today in Nature Biotechnology. 4.5 million gamers...

Unlocking the 'chain of worms'

An international team of scientists has published a single-cell atlas for Pristina leidyi (Pristina), the water nymph worm, a segmented annelid with extraordinary...

Remote loop evolution reveals a complex biological function for chitinase enzymes beyond the active site

Arnold, F. H. Innovation by evolution: bringing new chemistry to life (nobel lecture). Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 14420–14426 (2019).Article  ...
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