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Bristol team creates designer ‘barrel’ proteins

Proteins are long linear molecules that fold up to form well-defined 3D shapes. These 3D molecular architectures are essential for biological functions such as the elasticity of skin, the digestion of food, and the transport of oxygen in blood.
Some scientists share better than others
Some scientists share better than others. While astronomers and geneticists embrace the concept, ecologists still have a way to go.
Tarantula venom illuminates electrical activity in live cells
Researchers have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells.
 
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