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In PNAS this week, scientists at UNC Chapel Hill have used computational prediction to identify a unique motif that is recognized and bound only by the yeast Type I Hsp40s Ydj1. Heat shock proteins such as Ydj1 play a role in refolding damaged proteins. A yeast proteome screen revealed that many proteins contain more than one stretch of residues that contain the motif and are separated by varying numbers of amino acids, they say.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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