A vegan-cheese project on Indiegogo aims to replicate cheese from cows' milk without involving any mammals.
Citizen scientists using a 3D jigsaw puzzle video game are helping decode how proteins work to advance research drug treatments and potentially renewable fuels and chemicals.
Almost 60,000 people around the world have played Foldit, a game much like Tetris that involves folding proteins to tackle problems in medicine such as disabling the flu virus.
Scientists at Australia's CSIRO are developing an eye test that can detect the protein responsible for Alzheimer's up to 20 years earlier than currently possible.
Food inventor Charles Francis uses synthesized jellyfish protein to create glowing ice cream that costs more than $200 a scoop.
The Farm 432 home appliance concept would let people grow larvae as a protein source.
Researchers say they have determined the precise chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects HIV's genetic material and enables it to debilitate the immune system.
The innovative effort, created in partnership with Stanford, was designed to improve researchers' ability to examine a process called "protein folding."
The approach affords researchers a moving view of the structure of a protein thought to play a key role in causing chemo to fail.
Gamers help biochemists understand the structure of a protein that is key to the growth of HIV in about 10 days.