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Research News

Press releases and articles on BDR's latest research.

Jun. 28, 2022 Research

Jun. 9, 2022 Research

Light-induced changes in shape enable a pump in a marine bacterium to suck in chloride ions from seawater

Jun. 3, 2022 Research

A new method for single cells can rapidly determine the make-up of bacterial communities in the gut and environment

May 26, 2022 Research

May 9, 2022 Research

A safe and effective drug against a parasitic amoeba could come from a new approach that exploits the parasite’s need for iron

Apr. 26, 2022 Research

Mar. 17, 2022 Research

A virus-produced protein that blocks the activation of a cellular-stress response could be used to save neurons in some neurodegenerative disorders

Mar. 15, 2022 Research

A structural picture of protein interaction could help to develop new drugs

Jan. 27, 2022 Research

Jan. 27, 2022 Research

Study sheds light on the origin of a folded structure at the heart of some key enzymes

Nov. 26, 2021 Research

After fertilization, the mammalian egg organizes itself to safeguard paternal genomic material and ensure healthy offspring

Nov. 1, 2021 Research

A high-resolution structural analysis reveals insights into the specificity and function of an essential signaling protein

Oct. 21, 2021 Research

Microsecond-scale simulations are helping scientists understand how drugs ‘navigate the crowd’ inside cells

Oct. 18, 2021 Research

Degradation of mRNA induced by fluid flow causes the left side of an embryo to develop differently from the right side

Oct. 6, 2021 Research

Atlas of hair follicle development could lead to new therapies for hair-loss disorders

Jul. 22, 2021 Research

Jul. 20, 2021 Research

The skin’s basement membrane is highly specialized to enable molecular crosstalk between different tissue types

Jul. 16, 2021 Research

Jun. 24, 2021 Research

A gene that was assumed mainly to determine eye color in fruit flies also affects gut stem cells, and could play a role in colorectal cancer in people

May 25, 2021 Research

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