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Protein structure models on background symbolising machine learning.

Pfam releases structures for every protein family

Thousands of new protein structure models, prected using deep learning, now available to…

By Oana Stroe

Science

An artistic representation of how bioinformatics allows study of the SARS-CoV-2 infection process. On the left, coronaviruses are approaching a human face contour. On the right, protein structures and a network of connections represent bioinformatic analysis.

Protein sequences provide clues to how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells

Researchers at EMBL Heidelberg have identified sequences in human proteins that might be used by SARS-CoV-2 to infect cells. They have discovered…

By Dorota Badowska

Science

A bacterial cell with the parts needed for information flow from DNA to messenger RNA to protein highlighted in different colours.

The central dogma of molecular biology

This colourful image shows biological information flow in action: It’s a supramolecular assembly of DNA, RNA and proteins, observed directly inside…

By Mathias Jäger

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A metallic tool.

Homage to a vital tool

Structural biologists want to study proteins at the atomic level. The device shown in this Picture of the Week is essential for…

By Mathias Jäger

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Protein painting from 2020 PDB Art exhibition, showing two colourful proteins on different coloured backgrounds.

Discover the wonderful world of proteins: first virtual PDB Art exhibition

Schoolchildren create exquisite protein-inspired…

By Oana Stroe

Lab Matters

Haemoglobin protein structure shown over a matrix symbolising artificial intelligence

Solving the protein structure puzzle

How artificial intelligence can help us solve the mysteries of the protein…

By Guest author(s)

Science

How to remove unwanted components from the cell nucleus

Researchers have uncovered how cells remove unwanted components from the nucleus following…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Four tree-like proteins in red, orange, blue and grey on a white membrane surface. The proteins are dotted with short green chains.

Flexible and protected – new findings on SARS-CoV-2 protein shed light on virus’s ability to infect cells

Researchers studied the spike protein on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. With its spikes, the virus binds to human cells and infects them. The…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Underwater butterfly

In the Leptin Group, Eva Hasel investigates the innate immune system in Japanese rice…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

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From cosmetics to blood cells

Morgan Oatley and her colleagues in Christophe Lancrin’s group investigated how haematopoietic stem cells emerge from the endothelium in developing…

By Mathias Jäger

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Melting reveals drug targets in a living organism

EMBL scientists identify drug targets in blood and…

By Patrick Mueller

Science

Ring of fire

This image has been composed from thousands of individual super-resolution microscopy images. It was created by Markus Mund in the Ries…

By Mathias Jäger

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