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Researchers at Duke University demonstrate a method for controlling the phase separation of the emerging class of proteins, IDPs, to create artificial membrane-less organelles within human cells. The team states their major advance establishes a favorable environment for the inception of astrobiologics capable of modulating existing cell functions or spawning entirely new cellular functions.

Researchers create artificial organelles to control intracellular behavior.

An essential nutrient and fuel, proteins are considered the building block of life and are found in every cell of the body. Proteins are compound molecules of varying sizes made … Continue Reading Researchers create artificial organelles to control intracellular behavior.

Researchers identify the key instigator of neuron damage in sporadic and inherited ALS.

The onset of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is marked by the gradual degradation and eventual death of neuronal axons, the slender projections on nerve cells which transmit … Continue Reading Researchers identify the key instigator of neuron damage in sporadic and inherited ALS.

Researchers identify new enzyme critical to maintaining human telomere length.

Telomeres are repetitive nucleotide sequences located at the termini of chromosomes.  Telomere shortening in humans can induce cellular old-age, which blocks cell division. This mechanism prevents genomic instability and development … Continue Reading Researchers identify new enzyme critical to maintaining human telomere length.

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