The imaging feat clarifies how RNA molecules fold—and might one day translate into better medicines for a host of diseases
Despite this study's observed connection between consuming fewer calories and improved lifespan, researcher assures that people shouldn't start counting calories and expect to stay forever young
"To our knowledge, this is the first robust evidence linking the number of these ribosomal genes to bacterial growth rate and growth efficiency," researcher says
Some of the keys to unlocking the origin of life lie encrypted in the ribosome, life’s oldest and most universal assembly of molecules
Using a powerful data-crunching technique, Johns Hopkins researchers have sorted out how a protein keeps defective genetic material from gumming up the cellular works. The protein, Dom34, appears to “rescue” protein-making factories called ribosomes when they get stuck obeying defective genetic instructions, the researchers report in the Feb. 27 issue of Cell.