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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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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
Silencing 'junk' gene THOR could slow tumour growth 18 December 2017 News
First trials of Huntington's drug show it could slow disease 11 December 2017 News
Gene that protects against Alzheimer's disease found 4 December 2017 News
Event Review: Darwin Lecture: from gene identification to clinical benefit - the example of cystic fibrosis 27 November 2017 Review
Gene conferring long-life identified in US Amish community 20 November 2017 News
Study uses genome editing inside patient for first time 20 November 2017 News
AI test could be first screening tool for ovarian cancer 6 November 2017 News
RNA editing tools could create new disease therapies 30 October 2017 News
FDA advisors back gene therapy for rare inherited blindness 16 October 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...