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October 6, 2015

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October 6, 2015

Cell Growth: Protein Reactions Identified With Subatomic Resolution

Oct. 6, 2015 — Using subatomic resolution, researchers have gained insights into the dynamic modus operandi of two switch proteins which are responsible for the import of compounds into the nucleus and for cell ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in an effort to fundamentally improve carbohydrate analysis. With the new method, complex glycans, building blocks of life such as DNA and proteins, can now be sequenced. ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Researchers have reached a breakthrough in understanding how fructose is transported into our cells. This could be a potential benefit for the development of novel treatments against some forms of ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — A novel mechanism of protein resurrection has been discovered, which not only restores the active function of the protein, but also increases its original activity by almost two times. The scientists ... read more

Researchers Show That Genetic Background Regulates Tumor Differences

Sep. 30, 2015 — Researchers have identified both similarities and differences between a single tumor type in multiple dogs breeds; a finding they believe parallels the situation in the cancer of human ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Many nematodes (worms) have specialized as pathogens, including those that serve as deadly insect-attacking parasites, making them effective biocontrol agents. Now a research team has sequenced the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — A study compared a reduced early season irrigation schedule for pecans in humid climates with the currently recommended schedule. Stem water potential was correlated with volumetric soil moisture in ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a modeling algorithm that is able to identify genes associated with specific biological functions in plants. The modeling tool will help plant ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Scientists have discovered and mapped a light-sensing protein that uses vitamin B12 to perform key functions, including gene ... read more

Biotechnology: Tweaking Proteins With 'Tub-Tag'

Sep. 28, 2015 — A rapid and efficient technique for targeted chemoenzymatic functionalization of proteins has been identified by scientists. The new method has a wide range of potential therapeutic applications, ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — The Cell Shape and Expression, or Cytospace, investigation examined how physical forces -- including shear stress, stiffness, surface tension, and gravity -- change the relationships among these ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells. A new study offers the first reliable method for tracing viral evolution ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Humans have been breeding crops until they're bigger and more nutritious since the early days of agriculture, but genetic manipulation isn't the only way to give plants a boost. Integrative ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Mitochondria are often referred to as the powerhouses of our cells, because they generate chemical energy similar to that obtained from a battery. Whether it's a brain, muscle or plant cell, ... read more

Parasite That Causes Lymphatic Filariasis Releases Vesicles Containing microRNA That May Control Host

Sep. 24, 2015 — Lymphatic Filariasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by three different species of parasitic worm, which are spread between human hosts by mosquitos. The molecular interactions between the ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have sequenced the complete genomes of eleven Przewalski's horses, including all of the founding lineages and five historical, museum specimens dating back more than a century, and ... read more

New Methodology Tracks Changes in DNA Methylation in Real Time at Single-Cell Resolution

Sep. 24, 2015 — A tool that allows scientists to monitor changes in DNA methylation over time in individual cells has been developed by a group of researchers. Certain diseases, including cancer, cause changes in ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Mitochondria are not only the power plants of our cells; these tiny structures also play a central role in our physiology. By enabling flexible responses to new environments, mitochondria have helped ... read more

Protein Conjugation Method Offers New Possibilities for Biomaterials

Sep. 24, 2015 — A novel method in which protein-polymer conjugates can display new and unique types of functionalities has been demonstrated by a team of ... read more

Physiologists Uncover a New Code at the Heart of Biology

Sep. 23, 2015 — Physiologists trying to understand the genetic code have found a previously unknown code that helps explain which protein should be created to form a particular type of ... read more

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