Lab+Life Scientist Jan 2016

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Contents 4 SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE DARK PROTEOME The regions of proteins where molecular conformation is unknown.

6 LUPUS: IN SEARCH OF THE WOLF A three-year-old patient, and a crucial discovery will transform diagnosis and treatment of lupus.

18 ACCELERATING THE SEARCH FOR AN HIV VACCINE

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Speeding up the search for an effective HIV vaccine.

20 BLOCKING NEUROBLASTOMA Critical molecular ‘feedback loop’ identified.

24 YOUR FINGERPRINT CAN REVEAL WHETHER YOU’RE MALE OR FEMALE Fingerprints reveal more information.

26 TRIBULATIONS OF TRIBBLES Leukaemia researchers have used the Australian Synchrotron to solve the 3D structure of a key protein.

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27 COULD WE KILL TWO DISEASES WITH ONE CAMPAIGN? Integrating campaigns to eradicate yaws and trachoma.

30 CHEMICAL DESIGN WITHOUT METALS Synthesising small-molecule catalysts without using transition metals.

38 THE MYSTERY OF ORGANIC MATTER IN LUNAR SAMPLES Why lunar soil samples contained amino acids.

44 INSIDE THE INNOVATION AGENDA Scientists react to the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

47 BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEE The secret behind taking the winning image in a photomicrography competition.

49 CARBON DATING A KIDNEY STONE ANSTO scientist carbon dates a kidney stone.

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