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Scientists Get First Look At How Water 'Lubricates' Proteins
November 14, 2007
Scientists are one step closer to understanding how proteins move when they perform functions essential for supporting life. For the first time, scientists have directly observed how water lubricates the movements of protein molecules to enable different functions to happen.
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