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Biophysical Society Statement on COVID-19

.ROCKVILLE, MD – As concern continues to grow concerning the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, so does the opportunity for misinformation to spread as the public searches for reliable information on infection and means of protection.
4-Mar-2020 10:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Cancer Immunotherapy Target Helps Fight Solid Tumors

Yvonne Chen engineers immune cells to target their most evasive enemy: cancer. New cancer immunotherapies generate immune cells that are effective killers of blood cancers, but they have a hard time with solid tumors.
12-Feb-2020 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Technique Can Label Many Specific DNAs, RNAs, or Proteins in a Single Tissue Sample

A new technique can label diverse molecules and amplify the signal to help researchers spot those that are especially rare. Called SABER (signal amplification by exchange reaction), Peng Yin’s lab at Harvard’s Wyss Institute first introduced...
12-Feb-2020 12:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Show How Ebola Virus Hijacks Host Lipids

Robert Stahelin studies some of the world’s deadliest viruses. Filoviruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus, cause viral hemorrhagic fever with high fatality rates. Stahelin, professor at Purdue University, examines how these viruses take...
12-Feb-2020 12:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Insects’ Ability to Smell is Phenomenally Diverse, a New Protein Structure Hints at How

Mosquitoes find us by our odor molecules binding to odor receptors on their antennae, bees are drawn to flowers the same way, whereas ticks detect an approaching host using receptors on their forelegs.
12-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Like a Microscopic Mars Rover, a New Technique Tracks Individual Protein Movement on Live Cells

The piece of gold that Richard Taylor was thrilled to track down weighed less than a single bacterium. Taylor, a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute, was working to follow individual nanogold-labeled molecules that move just nanometers,...
12-Feb-2020 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Parkinson’s Disease Protein Structure Solved Inside Cells Using Novel Technique

The top contributor to familial Parkinson’s disease is mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), whose large and difficult structure has finally been solved, paving the way for targeted therapies.
12-Feb-2020 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A New Way to Monitor Cancer Radiation Therapy Doses

More than half of all cancer patients undergo radiation therapy and the dose is critical. Too much and the surrounding tissue gets damaged, too little and the cancer cells survive.
12-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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