Researchers have manufactured microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms, which could be used to store sensitive proteins and other molecules for a wide range of uses.
A molecular chaperone has been found to inhibit a key stage in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and break the toxic chain reaction that leads to the death of brain cells, a new study shows. The research provides an effective basis for searching for candidate molecules that could be used to treat the condition.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed advanced molecular ‘sieves’ which could be used to filter carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
The structure of sodium channels – which play an essential role in the functioning of heart and nerve cells – are different than previously believed. Researchers hope their discovery will lead to improvements in drugs that act on the sodium channel to treat a range of cardiac and pain conditions.
New research establishes nature of malfunction in protein molecules that can lead to onset of dementia.