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Jul. 18, 2024 Research

Drugs that shift the dynamic equilibrium of protein structures could pave the way for safer powerful painkillers

Jun. 6, 2024 Research

A new model reveals the assembly process that helps stabilize tubular structures

May 30, 2024 Research

A light-activated antitumor drug could inspire new cancer treatments that have minimal side effects

Mar. 28, 2024 Research

A new coordinate system allows researchers to directly compare limb development between species

Mar. 26, 2024 Research

Flies that cut back on a certain amino acid during early adulthood outlive those who don’t, raising the possibility that the same effect may apply to people

Feb. 28, 2024 Research

Nov. 13, 2023 Research

Sophisticated techniques offer insights into the unusual features of the inactive X chromosome in female mammalian cells

Nov. 10, 2023 Research

The molecular secrets behind ‘zigzag’ hair patterns have been uncovered, offering an avenue for anti-aging solutions

Nov. 7, 2023 Research

Researchers have uncovered how instructions for gene expression are relayed

Oct. 31, 2023 Research

Three-dimensional structures of the replication machinery of the dengue virus could lead to new, targeted antiviral drugs

Oct. 25, 2023 Research

The connection between local tumors and body-wide changes to metabolism has been revealed in fruit-fly larvae

Oct. 20, 2023 Research

Sep. 7, 2023 Research

The discovery of how a widely used antimalarial affects zinc levels in parasites, could lead to new strategies to combat drug resistance

Aug. 18, 2023 Research

Jul. 28, 2023 Research

The connection between a species of gut microbe in flies and an early death has been unraveled

May 8, 2023 Research

Despite what’s written in textbooks, fruit flies use a similar cell-stress sensor as mammals to initiate programmed cell death

Apr. 14, 2023 Research

Resolution of a two-decade debate enhances our understanding of how embryos develop differences between their left and right sides

Apr. 11, 2023 Research

Apr. 6, 2023 Research

Adornments made to a critical sleep-promoting protein mediate the onset and duration of slumber in mice

Mar. 27, 2023 Research

Molecular modeling suggests structural consequences of an early protein mutation that promoted viral transmission

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