RNA

RNA Structures by the Thousands

Bochum, Germany — Researchers from Bochum and Münster have developed a new method to determine the structures of all RNA molecules in a bacterial cell at once. In the past, this had to be done individually...

New Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Mapped Out

Daejeon, South Korea — Jean and Peter Medawar wrote in 1977 that a virus is “simply a piece of bad news wrapped up in proteins.” The “bad news” in the SARS-CoV-2 case is the...

Characterizing RNA Alterations in Cancer

Heidelberg, Germany — Researchers at EMBL-EBI were among the leaders of a large international consortium that carried out a joint analysis of data from over 1000 donors of more than 25 cancer types,...

Unlocking Secret of Cell Regulation

Bonn, Germany — Ribonucleic acids (RNA) ensure that the blueprint in the cell nucleus is translated into vital proteins and that cell functions are regulated. However, little is known about the structure...

Cells’ Springy Coils Pump Bursts of RNA

Houston, TX — In your cells, it’s almost always spring. Or at least springy.  Bioscientists have known for some time that chromosomes tend to express their protein products in bursts, rather...

Uncovering Principles Behind RNA Folding

Evanston, IL — A Northwestern Engineering research team led by Professor Julius Lucks has uncovered a new understanding of how RNA molecules act as cellular ‘biosensors’ to monitor and...

Catch Virus by Its Tail

Boston, MA — Viruses are masterful invaders. They cannibalize host cells by injecting their genetic material, often making thousands of copies of themselves in a single cell to ensure their replication...

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