Using a Nobel Prize-winning technique called cryo-EM, researchers were able to identify potential areas on the hepatitis C virus that a vaccine could target.
The chemical reaction that forms essential biomolecules like proteins and DNA normally doesn’t occur in the presence of water. Microdroplets provide a unique environment that make it possible.
The enigmatic envelope protein seems to hold the key to understanding why some human coronaviruses cause more severe disease than others.
Gene therapies and vaccines are often injected into muscle cells that are inefficient at producing desired proteins. Making them work more like liver cells could lead to better treatment outcomes.
Faulty cellular waste management machinery can lead to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, but researchers are also targeting this machinery to treat these diseases.
The AI AlphaFold can figure out the three-dimensional protein structure any string of amino acids will become. It has now exceeded its training by figuring out what makes some proteins glow.
While iron and calcium are the metals that get the most attention, zinc is also important for human health and function.
The climate crisis makes it important to investigate and understand the mechanisms of plant growth if we are to keep agricultural crops sustainable.
In spite of policies aimed at tackling food inflation, food prices in Nigeria have continued to rise.
New developments in microalgae cultivation are helping to propel the potential of renewable biofuels to combat climate change.
It’s too hot for bare feet, but that doesn’t mean you can cook a fry-up on the path outside your house. A frying pan is a much better tool for the job, because it conducts heat far more efficiently.
DNA and mRNA vaccines produce a different kind of immune response than traditional vaccines, allowing researchers to tackle some previously unsolvable problems in medicine.
Getting involved in citizen science projects can be a great way to have a positive impact on the world.
Using a form of artificial intelligence called deep neural networks, researchers can generate new proteins from scratch without having to consult nature.
Analyzing the genes that determine hair colour can shed light on other conditions that are affected by melanin production, like vitiligo.
Every cancer is different. Grouping cancer mutations by their structure and function could help make treatments more personalized.
The joint award recognizes the long road to deciphering the biology behind the brain’s ability to sense its surroundings – work that paves the way for a number of medical and biological breakthroughs.
Many features of proteins are analogous to music. Mapping these features together creates new musical compositions that help researchers learn about proteins.
There’s a way for parents to spot the fraud.
Scientists still still don’t fully understand how general anaesthesia affects the brain and body. A molecule found in bioluminescent stony coral may shed some light.