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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

Biologist Are Increasingly Becoming Data Scientists, Expert Says

May 6, 2015 — Biology is rapidly acquiring the character of a data science. Billions of data points on genes, proteins and other molecules are compiled in large files and systematically studied. This should lead ... read more

Insight Into Ebola Virus Nucleocapsid Assembly Mechanism

May 6, 2015 — For decades, numerous research works have identified the structures of most EBOV encoded proteins except two, the L protein and nucleoprotein (NP), because of the difficulties they present in the ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A clever combination of two different types of computer simulations enabled a group of researchers to uncover an unexpectedly cooperative group dynamic: the spontaneous emergence of resource sharing ... read more

May 6, 2015 — The surprising discovery and function of a new DNA modification in insects, worms, and algae has been described in a new article by an international team of ... read more

Building Scaffolds in the Cell's Power Stations

May 6, 2015 — A basic architectural principle of mitochondria has been revealed through new research. Researchers have decoded the molecular basis for the characteristic structures inside of mitochondria. ... read more

Bacteria Research Opens Way for New Antibiotics

May 6, 2015 — A target for the development of completely new antibiotics against disease-causing bacteria has been discovered by scientists. The discovery will also be useful in the biotechnology field for the ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A striking new species of beetle with no direct relatives has been identified living in wetlands on the outskirts of Cape Town. Capelatus prykei is so different from any of the world's other ... read more

Researchers Put Magic Spin on Protein to Tease out Its First Dance With Tempo Set by Temperature

May 6, 2015 — All cells contain complex molecular components that fulfil functions necessary for the cell to live. These components require motion in a very particular order to function almost like an intricate ... read more

The Nucleus: Blueprints for the Construction of Nuclear Pores Deciphered

May 6, 2015 — New insights have been provided into how nuclear pores are constructed in the nuclear envelope. Nuclear pores regulate the exchange of macromolecules between the interior of the nucleus, where ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable production of ... read more

May 5, 2015 — A compound and an enzyme that occur naturally in cruciferous vegetables--cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts--may help prevent recurrence and spread of some cancers, according to ... read more

What Happens When Populations Hit the Borders of Expansion?

May 5, 2015 — Scientists are researching how population size and genetic drift affect the limits to a species' range. In a new article, they explain why sharp range margins arise in natural ... read more

May 5, 2015 — For decades, researchers have tried to find out what regulates changes in salmon when they transform from being freshwater to saltwater fish. Now they have come a little closer to an answer. A new ... read more

Unexpected Role for Calcium in Controlling Inflammation During Chronic Lung Infection

May 4, 2015 — Many of us take a healthy immune system for granted. But for certain infants with rare, inherited mutations of certain genes, severe infection and death are stark consequences of their impaired ... read more

Dietary Supplements Are Good for Coral Health, Study Shows

May 4, 2015 — Most people know the health benefits of taking daily supplements, but what about endangered corals? A new study has found that the critically endangered Staghorn coral may benefit from supplemental ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have figured out the likely way that white-nose syndrome breaks down tissue in bats, opening the door to potential treatments for a disease that has killed more than six million bats since ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Bioluminescence at least in one millipede may have evolved as a way to survive in a hot, dry environment, not as a means to ward off predators, according to ... read more

May 4, 2015 — As greater atmospheric carbon dioxide boosts sea temperatures, tropical corals face a bleak future. New climate model projections show that conditions are likely to increase the frequency and ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Biologists have discovered a unique nerve structure in the mouth and tongue of rorqual whales that can double in length and then recoil like a bungee cord. The stretchy nerves explain how the massive ... read more

May 4, 2015 — The main job of pollen is to help seed the next generation of trees and plants, but a new study shows that the grains might also seed ... read more

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