LaVerne L Poussaint's Blog – February 2010 Archive (5)

Polymers Place 1st in International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge's Photography Category

Courtesy of National Science Foundation (USA)

Expressed permission obtained.





The micrometre-scaled, digitally colour-enhanced image above [credited to Sung Hoon Kang, Joanna Aizenberg, and Boaz Pokroy of Harvard University] capturing epoxy resin fibers self-assembling…

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Added by LaVerne L Poussaint on February 23, 2010 at 1:26am — No Comments

LSm Protein

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The LSm protein Hfq hexamer torus showing the peptide backbone, with each protein in a different color, representing each beta strand as a ribbon, each alpha helix as a cylinder, and the RNA oligonucleotide as a 300° arc.



LSm proteins are defined by a characteristic three-dimensional structure and their assembly into rings of six or seven individual…

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Added by LaVerne L Poussaint on February 21, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Build Virtual NanoStructures using Molecular Origami Interactive Feature





© President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Wyss institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Permitted use.





Wyss Institute Launches “Molecular Origami” Interactive Feature…

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Added by LaVerne L Poussaint on February 21, 2010 at 10:49am — No Comments

Support STEM Gaming / Support FOLDIT's MacArthur Foundation grant appeal

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The Foldit research team (read my earlier post) is striving to extend the Foldit application into a biochemistry tool for grade-schoolers [http://fold.it/portal/] in order to "develop specific technological and social scaffolds to support learning of…

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PROTEIN PREDICTION & DESIGN PUZZLES with IMPLICATIONS FOR NANOMEDICINE & PROTEOMICS

© Animation Research Labs, University of Washington. With permission.



Because of neurologic maladies (lupus and Chiari Malformation; the combination of which

rendered an initial misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis) with which I have been afflicted

for almost 2 decades, substantial nutritional protein intake is a major determinant

in my physiological…

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Added by LaVerne L Poussaint on February 21, 2010 at 9:10am — No Comments

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