Unlocking the Protein Structure of Coronavirus

Unlocking the Protein Structure of Coronavirus

I’m part of the Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease. We’re looking at the individual proteins from coronavirus to determine their three-dimensional structures which provide blueprints for drug design. My colleagues in SSGCID typically use x-ray crystallography to determine protein structures. But not every protein will crystallize. That’s where I come in. I generally use nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to determine the structures of proteins in solution or study…

New professorship in sustainable food system

New professorship in sustainable food system

We have a number of research focuses on food but this position would add a longer-term perspective it would add a more integrated and more holistic perspective on these issues and would help us really build a cohesive programme around sustainable and resilient food production systems here at the centre The unique thing with this position is that it represents a long-term commitment in curiosity-driven sustainability science with respect to…

Parts of Cell & organelles (Cell – Structure) Organelles of cell & their functions

Parts of Cell & organelles (Cell – Structure) Organelles of cell & their functions

Let’s start the topic Cell: Cell is structural and functional unit of life. Cell contains all the required molecules, compounds and organelles which are required for sustainability ,protection, ingestion, digestion, absorption of metabolites, elimination of wastes, movement, reproduction, and even death. Specific functions are identified with specific structural components and domains within the cell. All types of cells contain similar structures, molecules and compounds but their number and amount varies…

What makes food coloring dance in milk?

What makes food coloring dance in milk?

(marching music) ♪ We love science yes we do ♪ ♪ We love science yes we do! ♪ ♪ We love science, Science-U ♪ ♪ We love science, Science-U! ♪ ♪ When I say science, you say U ♪ ♪ Science ♪ ♪ U! ♪ ♪ Science ♪ ♪ U! ♪ (gentle music) – Wow! – Look, look! – This is awesome, guys! – There’s colorful science in milk –…

Does Cooking and Freezing Food Affect the Coronavirus?

Does Cooking and Freezing Food Affect the Coronavirus?

Do we know how hot something has to be cooked to kill the virus? Does freezing have an affect on the virus? So, really, it’s a really great, great question and this is another one where it’s like, all we know, it’s like the caveat of this: all we know is based on other illnesses and similar illnesses, other coronaviruses. And so there was a paper that was published in…

Coronavirus structure may hold key to treatment: Scripps Research COVID-19 updates

Coronavirus structure may hold key to treatment: Scripps Research COVID-19 updates

What we’re able to do is take pieces of the virus that are not infectious but are important as targets of these antibodies. We can image them. We can solve them to very high resolution and look at atomic and molecular details. Those atomic and molecular details are then used to design potential vaccines that can be tested and hopefully make an impact. We’re lucky enough to have collaborators at…

Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What’s Next?

Coronavirus Vaccine: Where Are We and What’s Next?

Hi everyone. So I am in week three of self quarantining. I’m here at home hanging out with this cute little potato, try and get some work done and going a little crazy. So I read in the news that a vaccine targeting SARS-CoV-2 was already in phase one clinical trials, which sounded really good. So I did a bit of research. I found out that on average it takes…

Is It Safe to Order Food Delivery and Takeout in the COVID-19 Outbreak? I asked a Food Safety Expert

Is It Safe to Order Food Delivery and Takeout in the COVID-19 Outbreak? I asked a Food Safety Expert

Hi, I’m Brian Malow. Are you like me? Every day I have new questions about the COVID-19 outbreak and how to respond to it. How to feel about it. There’s so many conflicting stories and rumors. so I’ve partnered with Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society to conduct a series of interviews so that I can ask experts and get up-to-date, research-based answers to my questions. I’ll be presenting…

What If… Time Zones (And Clock Changes) Didn’t Exist? | WIRED UK

What If… Time Zones (And Clock Changes) Didn’t Exist? | WIRED UK

Time is something that rules our lives, but we hardly ever ask why it is what time it is. Time, and how we manage it, has been a surprisingly troublesome topic throughout history. It’s been a powerful political tool for governments, and a form of protest for citizens. And setting and changing time zones has sparked chaos and outrage over centuries. Time even has a big influence on our health….