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How structural biology provides insight into health and disease

Proteins in our bodies make up our skin and other tissues and perform a number of functions, including carrying oxygen in our blood and helping our muscles move. This recently posted National Institute of General Medical Sciences video takes a closer look at research efforts aimed at better understanding the role of proteins in the body and explores how scientists are using these insights to develop new medications, materials and diagnostic procedures.

Previously: New insights into protein folding could aid in developing therapies for neurodegenerative diseases

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