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From PDB: A Video Challenge for High School Students

Protein Data Bank's molecule of the month: HIV glycoprotein. Recently, the RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB) posted a video challenge for high school students on HIV/AIDS. Click for more information (you are leaving the National High School Journal of Science). image credit: http://scienceillustrated.com.au/blog/medicine/understanding-how-hiv-evolves-could-lead-to-a-vaccine/, shutterstock

HIV Life Cycle

AIDS is a deadly condition that kills millions of people every year. When the immune system is disabled by the Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), AIDS can occur. This often leads to death. Understanding the life cycle of HIV can introduce possible drugs or vaccines, which could prevent the immune system Read more…

Chemokines: A novel method of probing the active site structure of membrane proteins

A novel method of probing the active site structure of membrane proteins just emerged in a recent finding by a European team of scientists. In a paper titled “Oxovanadium(IV) Cyclam and Bicyclam Complexes: Potential CXCR4 Receptor Antagonists”1, researchers Allison Ross, Dinesh C. Soares, Danielle Covelli, Christophe Pannecouque, Laura Budd, Anna Read more…

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