nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Research Papers: A Language Unto Themselves

For your amusement, here are four research articles in the current issue of the journal of the National Academy of Science, biochemistry section.  I haven't got a clue what they're talking about.

But I hope it's really important stuff...

"Substrate specificity of the TIM22 mitochondrial import pathway revealed with small molecule inhibitor of protein translocation"

"X-ray structure and mechanism of RNA polymerase II stalled at an antineoplastic monofunctional platinum-DNA adduct "

"Obligatory role in GTP hydrolysis for the amide carbonyl oxygen of the Mg2+-coordinating Thr of regulatory GTPases "

"Inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate 2-kinase is a distant IPK member with a singular inositide binding site for axial 2-OH recognition "

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