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New protein encyclopeadia covers 20,325 human proteins

Speaking at the 10th anniversary conference of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics in Berne, Switzerland, its director Professor Ron Appel described his institute as a 'Swiss success story'. He said that he was proud that as pioneers at the heart of science one of the SIB's 25 working groups was today able to announce the completion of the annotation of human proteins.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2008

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Polymer nanoparticles cloaked in plasma proteins

Polymer nanoparticles suspended in human blood become cloaked in plasma proteins, new research has shown. The composition of the protein cloak depends not only on the surface properties of the nanoparticle, but also, surprisingly, on its size.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2008

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MIT Materials Science and Engineering wins $19.2m NSF grant

Amid an increasingly challenging federal funding environment, MIT's Center for Materials Science and Engineering has won a six-year, $19.2 million National Science Foundation grant that will support research, K-12 educational outreach programs and vital shared experimental facilities.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2008

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