Using a combination of infrared spectroscopy and computer simulation, researchers have gained new insights into the workings of protein switches. With high temporal and spatial resolution, they verified that a magnesium atom contributes significantly to switching the so-called G-proteins on and off.
Researchers have developed a multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the connectivity between three distinct regions of the brain. The in vitro model was used to extensively characterize the differences between neurons from different regions of the brain and to mimic the system's connectivity.
Researchers have developed a biosensor that has been able to detect cancer antibodies in serum samples of patients with colorectal and ovarian cancer. The developed method is faster and more accurate than traditional methods.
Using the evolutionary technique ALE, scientists have now engineered E. coli cells into producing large quantities of serine, which is used in detergents, tube feeding formula, and as building blocks for many important chemicals.
A new study offers a new understanding of the complex cellular machinery that animal and fungi cells use to ensure normal cell division, and scientists say it could one day lead to new treatment approaches for certain types of cancers.