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An experimental drug designed by MIT may block coronavirus' entry into human cells

The potential drug is a short protein fragment, or peptide, that mimics a protein found on the surface of human cells, researchers said.

31 Mar 2020 5:16 PM

Bacteria can sense amino acids

The new findings could help researchers better understand how drugs could target specific proteins.

06 Aug 2018 11:41 AM

Bacteria can sense amino acids

A bacterial pathogen can 'taste' the same amino acids that humans can.

05 Aug 2018 7:07 PM

US scientists create corn to boost protein

Crop will produce amino acid contained in meat, in the process boosting the nutritional value of one of the world's most important crops.

10 Oct 2017 8:47 AM