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Protein

A large biological molecule made up of a string of sub-units called amino acids. There are thousands of different proteins in the human body, each with a particular job. For example, haemoglobin carries oxygen around the blood.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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Lab-grown lungs transplanted into pigs 6 August 2018 News
New class of drug puts cancer cells to sleep 6 August 2018 News
Gene therapy reverses type 2 diabetes in mice 16 July 2018 News
Genome editing turns cancer cells against their own 16 July 2018 News
HFEA to issue regulations on IVF add-ons 16 July 2018 News
New structure found in sperm may help understand infertility 18 June 2018 News
In depth: Our first look at the human development 'organiser cells' 4 June 2018 Comment
Breast cancer drug works in half the time 21 May 2018 News
Sperm proteins may help understand infertility 21 May 2018 News
New RNA editing tool shows promise for dementia 19 March 2018 News
CRISPR used to find new drug target for ALS 12 March 2018 News
Pancreatic stem cell promise for diabetes 5 March 2018 News
DNA nanorobots help shrink tumours in mice 19 February 2018 News
Huntington's protein is 'super assassin' for cancer cells 19 February 2018 News
Single molecule found for breast cancer spread 12 February 2018 News
Muscle memory exists on the DNA level through epigenetic tagging 5 February 2018 News
Radio review: Science in Action - CRISPR immunity 5 February 2018 Review
Blood test for eight common cancers offers promise 22 January 2018 News
First close-ups show DNA being read in unprecedented detail 22 January 2018 News
Gene therapy shows 'mind-blowing' success in treating haemophilia A 18 December 2017 News
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Events using this Glossary Item

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Functional Genomics and Systems Biology
30 November 2009 Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
An event addressing post-genomic science in humans and other organisms...
The Blind-Drunk Mutant Mouse: A Model for Schizophrenia?
19 November 2009 12midday Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
A discussion introduced by Professor Kay Davies, Head of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford...