By leveraging different DNA scaffolds as templates, with variations in subunit numbers, peptide orientations, and organic junctions, researchers gain unprecedented access to untapped peptide sequence spaces.
Raman spectroscopy can identify the extent of meniscus damages in knees before serious injury occurs.
Protein crystallisation is an important technique in drug discovery, and storage of proteins in the biopharmaceutical industry but can sometimes be regarded as a dark-art. Read how researchers use air-bubbles to improve protein crystal growth.
Cataloguing viruses in bats and other animals may help predict or trace viral transmission to humans in the future.
Infected cattle can transmit E. coli to humans through contaminated ground beef, but scientists are looking for a solution.
Developing a drug that is able to enter the cell and interact with its target is no mean feat, especially for large molecules. Read about how this group ‘masked’ large molecules to improve their cell permeability.
When cooking an egg, heat denatures proteins in the egg. How does a thermophilic bacteria prevent its proteins from denaturing too?
Appreciating the 3D structure of the tiny chemical compounds we work with can be really difficult – but what if you could project the structure onto your living room floor?
The COVID-19 pandemic is consuming our news feed at the moment – while you’re self-isolating read about some of the great science research going on to combat our newest virus.
With a renewed interest in psilocybin — the psychedelic substance present in magic mushrooms — by the medical community, the Weng group at MIT sets up to study one of the enzymes that makes it.