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How clever biochemistry is tackling HIV - New Scientist


New Scientist
Some of the first reverse transcriptase inhibitors emerged from collaboration in the early 90s between the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in Prague, the Rega Institute for Medical Research in Leuven, Belgium, and Gilead Sciences. The ...

Defence strategies: How immunology took its great leap forward - New Scientist


New Scientist
IMMUNOLOGIST Charles Janeway had an audacious idea. It was 1989 and most of his colleagues thought the immune system was primed solely to detect molecules it hadn't seen before. Janeway thought he had evidence that novelty alone wasn't enough to ...

Ending a 20 Year Heated Debate in Biology, Prof. Cees Dekker Shows That Cells Tidy Up DNA by Extruding Loops - Newswise (press release)


Newswise (press release)
For 20 years, biologist have debated how a cell is able to package a big jumble of DNA into tiny chromosomes, while preparing for cell division. Prof Cees Dekker reports in Science (First Release 22 Feb) the answer is: 'by pulling loops'. “We've been ...

New Scientist: Chromosomes Reveal Surprise Human-chimp Differences

Reed - United Kingdom

Comparisons of newly-sequenced chimpanzee chromosome 22 and its counterpart, human chromosome 21, show that while the DNA differences are small, they are spread out to affect 83 percent of the proteins coded for.

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    Chromosomes reveal surprise human-chimp differences - 26 May 2004 - New Scientist
    While just 1. 5 per cent of the shared DNA is different, deletions and insertions cause major changes to many proteins

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