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Biohackers crowdfund milk-protein vegan cheese, minus the cows

A vegan-cheese project on Indiegogo aims to replicate cheese from cows' milk without involving any mammals.

By July 7, 2014


Crowdsourcing gamers best computers on protein folding

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.

By January 25, 2012


In Foldit, gamers take on protein challenges

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.

By August 4, 2010


Steve Jobs explains dramatic weight loss

Apple's CEO has issued a statement on a medical condition that he says has been "robbing" his body of needed proteins

By January 5, 2009


Steve Jobs discloses 'hormone imbalance'

Apple's CEO issues a statement on a medical condition that he says has been "robbing" his body of needed proteins.

By January 5, 2009


Sony's Folding@home project gets Guinness record

The project, which uses distributed computing to allow scientists to do research related to proteins and serious diseases, is called the world's most powerful such system.

By October 31, 2007


A beating patch of cells could mend broken hearts

Harvard researchers create a heart patch using gels and 3D-printing technology that could someday lessen reliance on transplant surgery.

By March 18, 2014


Watch animation of your cells at work

Los Alamos National Lab scientists created this graphic animation, the largest number of atoms ever simulated. The ribosome is the body's nano-factory for producing proteins. This animation actually shows over 2.6 million atoms in motion.

November 1, 2007


Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.

By May 7, 2014


Cinnamon might slow Parkinson's, research suggests

The tools to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease might one day come from the kitchen cabinet instead of the medicine cabinet, according to a new study.

By July 9, 2014