This Week in Science

In Science this week, a multi-institute team of European researchers report on a new technique to study protein folding and unfolding. Called high-speed force spectroscopy, the method was used to unfold and observe the muscle protein tinin, which scientists had previously been unable to visualize fast enough in order to compare the process to high-speed computer simulations.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Related Posts

In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.

Differences in DNA methylation could be used to distinguish between DNA samples obtained from identical twins, researchers say.

A retrovirus that's been integrated into the human genome appears to have a role in embryonic development, researchers report.

A report from MIT identifies areas of scientific research where declining research support is hindering needed advances.