Tuberculosis molecule has a big weird pocket

A big pocket in a tuberculosis molecule is a mystery. "We've never seen anything like this before. It doesn't really make sense."

Nathan Collins-Stanford • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~8 min

Method turns back the clock on old human cells

Proteins called Yamanaka factors returned old human cells to a more youthful vigorous state. The proteins worked in a similar way with aging mouse muscles.

Krista Conger-Stanford • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~8 min

1 protein can shield against intestinal cancer and drive it

A protein that regulates cell death is key to protecting the intestines against intestinal cancer, but it can also amp tumors up.

U. Zurich • futurity
March 19, 2020 ~5 min

Team finds origins for building blocks of life

"We think we have found the building blocks of life—the Lego set that led, ultimately, to the evolution of cells, animals, and plants."

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Team finds origins for building blocks of life

"We think we have found the building blocks of life—the Lego set that led, ultimately, to the evolution of cells, animals, and plants."

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
March 17, 2020 ~4 min

Green glow shows changes in gene expression

A new gene signal amplifier could help simplify diagnosis of conditions like Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~5 min

Drug-radiation combo may shut down colorectal cancer

Combining a drug that blocks one protein and radiation therapy could be an effective treatment for colorectal cancer, research with mice shows.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~6 min

Broken ‘rules’ lead to protein clumps in diseases like ALS

New research unveils a way to "read" proteins to see if they'll clump together and contribute to neurodegenerative diseases like ALS.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~7 min

‘Pain sensor’ discovery could lead to new painkillers

A decade-long search for the "sensor" responsible for our ability to feel mechanical pain is finally over. The discovery could lead to new drugs.

McGill University • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~3 min

20-hour biological clock turns people into ‘morning larks’

The discovery of why some people are extreme "morning larks" could lead to therapies for inherited sleep disorders and those due to shift work or jet lag.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~4 min

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