Topic: RNA

Ancient Enzymes Function like Nanopistons to Unwind RNA

Sept. 2, 2012

The research found that DEAD-box proteins, which are ancient enzymes found in all forms of life, function as recycling "nanopistons."

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The dangers of cannibalism

July 14, 2011
The dangers of cannibalism

Biochemistry Professor Andy Ellington writes about cannibalism, prions, mad cow disease and yet one more way in which civilization may be "hosed."

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Freshmen step up in research realm

May 31, 2011
Freshmen step up in research realm

In this video, biology student Holli Duhon says participating in the Freshman Research Initiative allowed her to be innovative in a lab setting.

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RNA Molecules, Delivery System Improve Vaccine Responses, Effectiveness

Oct. 8, 2008

A novel delivery system that could lead to more efficient and more disease-specific vaccines against infectious diseases has been developed by biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Across Species, Genes Evolve to Minimize Protein Production Errors, Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard Find

July 24, 2008

Genetic evolution is strongly shaped by genes' efforts to prevent or tolerate errors in the production of proteins, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University have found.

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