A new analysis reveals how Staphylococcus aureus gains mutations that allow it to colonize eczema patches.
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Image Credit: Manalis, Lauffenburger, and Shalek labs
Research in Cancer Systems Biology at MIT emphasizes mechanistic understanding of oncogenesis and cancer progression through integration of large-scale –omic data, and single cell analysis
Study finds the protein MTCH2 is responsible for shuttling various other proteins into the membrane of mitochondria.
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The system rapidly scans the genome of cancer cells, could help researchers find targets for new drugs.
The substance that bathes tumors in the body is quite different from the medium used to grow cancer cells in the lab, biologists report.
New approach generates a wider variety of protein sequences optimized to bind to drug targets.
Designing synthetic proteins that can act as drugs for cancer or other diseases can be a tedious process: It generally involves creating a library of millions of proteins, then screening the library to find proteins that bind the correct target.