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Posts tagged proteins

October 8, 2011

 

Prion

When Good Proteins Go Bad

Prions are tiny and inanimate, but they will turn your own body against you.

February 1, 2011

 

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How Your Stomach Digests Food Using Protease

How does your body know to stop digesting after all the food is gone?

June 24, 2010

 

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From Fins To Feet

Scientists are connecting the dots in the evolutionary journey from sea to soil.

April 2, 2010

 

This structure represents a dehydrogenase enzyme from the bacteria Colwellia psychrerythraea. The enzyme is capable of generating harmful reactive oxygen species and has been implicated in neurodegeneration, ischemia-reperfusion, cancer and several other disorders.

Your Genetic Cookbook: How Cells And Viruses Work

Have you ever gotten a virus and wondered how your body was fighting it off?

January 5, 2010

 

A strand of DNA.

The 3D Genome… Unraveling DNA

If you could unravel DNA from a single cell, it would be about six feet long! So how exactly does it fit inside the nucleus? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 29, 2009

 

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Monkey See, In Full Color

Could a new experiment done on monkeys lead to fixing color blindness in humans?

December 23, 2009

 

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Guayule- A Promising Crop From The Desert

What in the world is the guayule desert-dwelling shrub?

April 28, 2009

 

Purple pipe organ sponges

Terminator Sponges

Learn about Terminator Sponges on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2007

 

frozen ice cubes under blue lighting

There’s Ice, Then There’s Ice

We think of ice as snowflakes, ice cubes, snow cones, and dangerous patches on the sidewalk. Scientists have many different ways of categorizing ice too!

October 31, 2006

 

an orb web covered in dew

Spiders Go Way Back

Ever come across a perfect spider web? How do spiders design their webs?

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