Researchers have, for the first time successfully created a protein from scratch capable of binding to a small target molecule. Scientists from the University of Washington School of Medicine designed a cylindrical protein called a beta barrel, which has a cavity to bind the target.
In the brain, as in business, connections are everything. To maintain cellular associates, the outer surface of a neuron, its membrane, must express particular proteins —proverbial hands that reach out and greet nearby cells.
A nutritionist and juice shop owner made waves by claiming protein powders should never be mixed with fruits or vegetables in smoothies because it will upset your digestion, however top Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert refuted the claim, explaining that everyone is different.