What determines the stability of proteins?
With mathematical methods and computer simulations, Humboldt Fellow Richard Henchman (University of Manchester) is exploring the factors of protein stability – Research stay at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), supported by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation.
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Sweet news for stem cell's 'Holy Grail'
Scientists have used sugar-coated scaffolding to move a step closer to the routine use of stem cells in the clinic and unlock their huge potential to cure diseases from Alzheimer's to diabetes.
The problem facing scientists is how to encourage stem cells to turn into the particular type of ... more
High throughput phenotyping of uropathogenic E. coli isolates with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
UK scientists have designed a high throughput method to determine the phenotypes of the different Escherichia coli strains that cause urinary tract infections. The method couples bacterial growth requirements to Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The majority of urinary tract infectio ... more