Super-cold technique = hot way to see enzyme structure
In the last decade, a revolution has been taking place in structural biology, the field in which scientists produce detailed maps of how enzymes and other machines in the cell work. That revolution is being driven by cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM for short), which is superseding X-ray crystallography as the main data-production technique and earned a […]
Leaky gut plus diet together drive liver disease
Many researchers are trying to solve this equation: High-sugar, high-fat diet plus X results in NASH. Emory hepatologist Frank Anania and colleagues make the case that a “leaky gut”, allowing intestinal microbes to promote liver inflammation, could be a missing X factor.
How intestinal bacteria influence appetite, metabolism
Pathologist Andrew Gewirtz and his colleagues have been getting some well-deserved attention for their research on intestinal bacteria and obesity.