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Overcoming bottlenecks – a new antibiotic analog to treat Tuberculosis

Rifamycin B has been the key player in the treatment of tuberculosis for several decades now. To keep up with the escalating drug-resistance in the pathogens, scientists have struggled to come up with effective analogs for this complex compound using chemical means. Athulaprabha Murthi reports on a breakthrough biological synthesis of a rifamycin B analog which holds much promise for future development of drugs to fight Tuberculosis.

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A new method to map transient protein structures

Scientists combine two complementary spectroscopic techniques and used them to investigate the structure of the Alzheimer’s causing amyloid-beta peptide. Harini Barath reports...

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
ASCB/IFCB International Travel Awards (for scientists from developing countries)

International Travel Awards are available to researchers at any stage of training living in developing countries (Click here to view a list of  eligible developing countries) to cover expenses for transportation (including airfare, train fare, taxi fare, etc.) to attend the ASCB 2014 meeting in Philadelphia, USA.

Deadline for application is September 3, 2014.

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"Frontiers in Structural Biology: New Advances in X-ray Diffraction and Cryo-electron Microscopy"

This Symposium-cum-workshop  primarily focus on progressive developments in macromolecular crystallography, Cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) Sources for structure determination.

Last date for Abstract Submission - September 15, 2014

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Opportunities Session at FEBS EMBO 2014 Paris