Gently unfolding proteins to watch them refold

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 08:00 in Health & Medicine

( -- How does a protein chain fold into the same 3-D shape each time and not something disfunctional or dangerous? A new study shows that the first fold is critical. The finding by Susan Marqusee and Carlos Bustamante could help to understand the role of misfolded proteins in Alzheimer's Disease.

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