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Image: pH-dependent changes in intermolecular packing and symmetry of bilayer tails (Photo courtesy of Northwestern University).

pH-Dependence Described for Key Membrane Bilayer Properties

Scientists have discovered specific pH-dependent changes in structural symmetry and density of bilayer membranes, enabling a new venue for controlled alteration of properties important for advancement of cell biology and biotechnology. More...
16 Oct 2013
Image: 2013 Physiology or Medicine Nobel laureate Prof. Randy W. Schekman (Photo by H. Goren, courtesy of the Nobel Foundation; HHMI).

Nobel Prize Awarded for Fundamental Discoveries in Molecular Mechanisms of Cellular Vesicle Traffic

The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to scientists James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman, and Thomas C. Südhof recognizes the fundamental nature of their discoveries about how the cell organizes one of its major transport systems. More...
14 Oct 2013

Scientists Unravel Antibacterial Mechanisms of Plasma Components

Scientists have unraveled the main mechanisms of the antibacterial action of cold atmospheric-pressure plasmas, further indicating their potential value as disinfection and antibiotic agents. More...
10 Oct 2013
Image: Differentiated neural stem cells (Photo courtesy Dr. Paul Knoepfler, UC Davis).

Stem Cell Research Reveals the Brain-Protective Qualities of Astrocytes in Stroke Therapy

Stem cell research for the disease has focused on developing therapeutic neurons to repair tissue damaged when oxygen to the brain is restricted by a blood clot or break in a vessel. More...
07 Aug 2013

Chemical Nanoengineering Advance in Designing Light-Controlled Drugs

Spanish researchers have been able to design photo-switchable molecules to control protein-protein interactions in a remote and noninvasive way. More...
03 Jul 2013

Blood Clotting Linked to Immune Response

A link has been discovered between a protein that triggers the formation of blood clots and other proteins that are essential for the body's immune system. More...
25 Apr 2013

Molecular Switch Stops Aggressive Breast Cancer Metastasis

Scientists have found the molecular switch that allows aggressive triple-negative breast cancer cells to grow the amoeba-like protuberances they need to slither away from a primary tumor and spread throughout the body. More...
28 Jan 2013

The Biochemistry channel of BioResearch covers the chemical process of biomolecules and biochemical processes from enzyme-catalyzed reactions to signal transduction, from the biochemistry of cell metabolism down to cell-membrane transport.
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