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A new study in Nature Chemistry has discovered a new malaria drug target, the enzyme N-myristoyltransferase, which catalyses the attachment of the fatty acid myristate to protein substrates (N-myristoylation). Researchers demonstrated “that...
The Los Angeles Times reports that “Scientists say they have discovered a key process by which the AIDS virus kills key immune cells: It triggers a preprogrammed self-destruct sequence within the cell that is intended to alert fellow immune cells...
Reuters reports that “Scientists have found that the sleep disorder narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a scientific phenomenon known as ‘molecular mimicry’, offering a possible explanation for its link to a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1...