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Method for observing kinase function in cells could speed drug discovery

Stanford bioengineers have invented a way to observe and report on the behavior of family of signaling proteins as they go about their crucial work inside living cells.
Think of the human body as an intricate machine whose working parts are proteins: molecules that change shape to enable our organs and tissues to perform tasks such as breathing or eating or thinking.

Of the millions of protein types, 500 in the kinase family are particularly important to drug discovery. Kinases are

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