March 29, 2021 Biology, Materials Sciences

Unraveling the molecular structure, self-assembly, and light-manipulating properties of a cephalopod protein variant

Reflectins are a family of structural proteins that are known to contribute to…
December 17, 2020 Biology, Environment

Microplastics found in the Antarctic terrestrial food web

Microplastics are plastic fragments below 1 millimeter in size, which can result from…
May 14, 2020 Biology, Health

Parkinson research shed lights on the iron-mediated interaction between alpha-synuclein and membrane models

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder in which the symptoms, mainly related…
May 7, 2020 Biology, Health

Non-canonical DNA structures found in the control centre for the activation of HIV-1 genes

After a long and intense competition, the structure of the DNA was described…
May 6, 2019 Biology, Health

Research sheds new light on unusual DNA structures likely contributing to the risk of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common chronic metabolic bone disease, characterized by increased bone…
November 1, 2018 Biology, Health

A hug against cancer. The tie between the ActD molecule with DNA structures rich in guanine inhibits the production of tumour cells.

Defeating cancer with a hug is possible. It’s science suggesting it, in an…
October 20, 2017 Biology, Health

Researchers deciphering the mechanism of sliding of DNA clamps, central players in DNA replication and repair

The genetic information is encoded in long chains of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecules…
July 5, 2017 Biology, Health

Synchrotron radiation shows a rare disease in a new light*

Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare disease associated with the lack of a specific…