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August 20, 2014

Peptide-Drug Conjugate Kills Persistent Bacterial Cells

Antibiotics: Adding a peptide that penetrates cell membranes to an existing antibiotic allows the drug to enter bacterial sleeper cells that can cause chronic infections

August 18, 2014

Chaperone Folds “Mirror Image” Protein

Natural chaperone protein GroEL can fold both left- and right-handed proteins, might allow synthesis of longer D-proteins

August 18, 2014

Engineered Bacteria Stick To Cancer Cells

Synthetic Biology: Researchers modified bacterial proteins called adhesins to target proteins expressed on human cells

August 18, 2014

Directing Venom To Fight Cancer

ACS Meeting News: Encapsulated venom peptide can skip healthy cells

August 18, 2014

Sampling Technique Could Sniff Out Panda Pheromones

ACS Meeting News: Biochemical cocktail, if found, may foster more natural giant panda breeding in zoos

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