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Snapshot of DNA repair

Scientists describe the crystal structure of RNF168 bound to ubiquitin chains, a crucial interaction for DNA repair, to find a unique interaction.

Jan 16th, 2018

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Discovering the structure of RNA

A new study develops an innovative simulation model able to efficiently predict the conformation of ribonucleic acid molecules opening up interesting opportunities for application and research.

Jan 4th, 2018

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Growing organs a few ink drops at a time

Researchers refine method of making bio-ink droplets stick to each other, enabling 3D printing of highly complex biological structures with a wide variety of cell types using inkjet printers.

Dec 27th, 2017

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Fewer laboratory animals thanks to secondary nanobodies

Scientists have developed so-called secondary nanobodies that can replace the most-used antibodies and may drastically reduce the number of animals in antibody production. This is possible because the secondary nanobodies can be produced in large scale by bacteria.

Dec 21st, 2017

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Silky secrets to make bones

Some secrets to repair our skeletons might be found in the silky webs of spiders, according to recent experiments guided by supercomputers.

Dec 19th, 2017

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Searching for the CRISPR Swiss-army knife

Researchers have visualized the atomic structures of the Cpf1 and Cas9 proteins to analyse each of their properties and peculiarities that make them ideal for different applications in gene modification.

Dec 11th, 2017

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