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Chemists unveil the structure of an influenza B protein

Findings could help researchers design drugs to treat influenza B infections.

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Bawendi and Cao Collaboration Published in Chem

The paper, Generalized Kasha’s Model: T-Dependent Spectroscopy Reveals Short-Range Structures of 2D Excitonic Systems, was published on September 16, 2019.

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Putting a finger on the switch of chronic parasite infection

Researchers find master regulator needed for Toxoplasma gondii parasite to chronically infect host; promising step toward infection treatment, prevention.

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Building a platform to image membrane proteins

Biologists devise an efficient method to prepare fluorescently tagged proteins and simulate their native environment.

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Chemists glimpse the fleeting “transition state” of a reaction

New technique for observing reaction products offers insights into the chemical mechanisms that formed them.

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Technique identifies T cells primed for certain allergies or infections

Researchers develop a method to isolate and sequence the RNA of T cells that react to a specific target.

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Chemists observe “spooky” quantum tunneling

Extremely large electric fields can prevent umbrella-shaped ammonia molecules from inverting.

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New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.

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CD45 functions as a signaling gatekeeper in T cells

Research from the Chakraborty Group reveals CD45 activates Lck by opposing the negative regulatory kinase Csk.

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Angiogenin Activates the Astrocytic Nrf2/antioxidantresponse Element Pathway and thereby Protects Murine Neurons from Oxidative Stress

This activation, which occurred in astrocytes but not in neurons, promoted the survival of proximal neurons that had oxidative injury

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Dasari Lecture: Rebecca Richards-Kortum of Rice University

Developing Biophotonics Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis

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Notation system allows scientists to communicate polymers more easily

BigSMILES language represents more complex molecular structures through ASCII strings.

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Study furthers radically new view of gene control

Along the genome, proteins form liquid-like droplets that appear to boost the expression of particular genes.

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