Research shows how bacteria communicate with each other

Jerusalem, March 1, 2011 — A pathway whereby bacteria communicate with each other has been discovered by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The discovery has important implications for efforts to cope with the spread of harmf…

Solving the riddle of nature’s perfect spring

Scientists have unravelled the shape of the protein that gives human tissues their elastic properties in what could lead to the development of new synthetic elastic polymers.
University of Manchester researchers, working with colleagues in Austral…

Protein made by breast cancer gene purified

A key step in understanding the origins of familial breast cancer has
been made by two teams of scientists at the University of California,
Davis. The researchers have purified, for the first time, the protein
produced by the breast cancer suscep…

Researchers uncover novel self-assembly of Alzheimer’s amyloid fibrils

Researchers at Emory University and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new method to manipulate the self-assembly and formation of amyloid fibrils, a major component of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, thereby opening new avenues for examination of their formation and for the construction of robust nanotubes that have potential applications in research, industry and medicine.

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