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Johns Hopkins biologist leads team that unlocks mystery of protein function

November 27, 2017

Scientists have cracked a key part of the mystery surrounding intrinsically disordered proteins, which emerged as a distinct type fewer than 30 years ago. The finding could eventually lead to treatments for diseases from cancer to neurological disorders. Full Story

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