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06 January, 2022LD Motif Finder locates ancient hidden protein patterns
An iterative machine learning approach has identified elusive 800 million-year-old amino acid patterns that are responsible for facilitating protein interactions.
21 March, 2021Atomic techniques reveal the evolution of a bacterial protein
A combination of an array of atomic-level techniques has allowed researchers to show how changes in an environment-sensing protein enable bacteria to survive in different habitats, from the human gut to deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
15 March, 2021Enzymatic danse macabre of lung cancer
A chromatin-regulating enzyme has been shown by in-depth interdisciplinary investigations to be a key driver of a common type of lung cancer. Drugs that target the enzyme could improve treatment and survival rates for this particular cancer.
26 July, 2020Genetic Comparison of 24 Coronaviruses – Including SARS-CoV-2 Viruses From the U.S. and China – Yields Clues to COVID-19 Treatments
Understanding any similarities between SARS and COVID-19 inflammation could help in a clinical setting. A protein in the viruses causing COVID-19 and SARS is almost identical. Researchers propose testing if targeting COVID-19 with FDA-approved drugs, already tested in mice infected with SARS, could improve the outcomes for COVID-19 patients experiencing severe respiratory symptoms.
12 April, 2020Untangling untidy folds to understand diseases
Unraveling interactions between metal ions and peptides in the body may eventually lead to improved treatments for diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other diseases. Understanding these interactions is the focus of research, co-led by KAUST, that is revealing how metals, such as copper, can affect the formation of harmful clumps of misfolded peptide clusters called fibrils, which underpin many diseases.
20 May, 2019Gene linked to rare progressive brain disease causes new kind of congenital disorder
A new kind of congenital disorder caused by a group of mutations in a gene previously linked only to a rare progressive brain disease has been discovered by an international team co-led by Saudi investigators.