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NEWSFLASH A refrain often heard from biochemists is that ‘structure governs function’ for every protein. Among this class of biomolecules, certain members are especially known for an ability to juggle differing roles and unique interactions according to the conformation mediated by their patterns of folding. But what if a protein could elicit activity even in [...]The post Scripps Scientists Discover Mechanism of Disordered Viral Protein appeared first on Oxbridge Biotech.
In the last few years, an increasing number of adverts have appeared promoting the inclusion of probiotic food and drink in our diets. Such products contain “friendly” bacteria— most commonly Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium—which can benefit our health in a number of ways, including stimulating the immune system, treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and preventing diarrhoea. [...]The post Fruit, Veg and “Friendly” Bacteria: The Next Step in Probiotics? appeared first on […]
I spent the summer of 2010 doing what many aspiring neuroscientists do with their vacation time: slicing brains. Using a 1970s machine that operates like a meat slicer (formally termed a cryomicrotome), I painstakingly prepared microscope slides of mouse brain slices that had been stained with antibodies to visualize various proteins. Glamorous, I know. [...]The post Clearing Your Mind, Quite Literally: Technologies for a Brave New Brain appeared first on Oxbridge Biotech.
by Peter Crane, OBR-Oxford OXFORD, United Kingdom – On Wednesday June 6th, OBR-Oxford in conjunction with Imperial Innovations and the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation held their final event of the academic year, an expert panel discussion on spinning out disruptive technologies. With the panel representing all the major stakeholders in the spin-out process, the [...]The post Investing in Ideas and Building Companies: OBR-Oxford discusses disruptive spin-outs appeared […]
Just hearing the word ‘needle’ is enough to make some people break into a sweat. For many of us, needles are the stuff of nightmares and we’d seriously consider forgoing potentially life-saving vaccinations if it meant avoiding the jab. But the hypodermic needle’s reign of terror is being challenged by a revolutionary new painless, self-administered patch [...]The post Painless Patch Could Supersede the Needle appeared first on Oxbridge Biotech.
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