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May 22, 2015

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Bloom Preservation With Urine Chemical and Acids?

May 19, 2015 — If you want your cut gerberas to last longer in the vase, you could try a flower food made from acids and ... read more

May 18, 2015 — The Burmese python's body and organs grow dramatically after it eats and then shrink after the meal is digested. This study is the first to link the extreme body changes directly to changes in ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Bacteria speak to one another using peptide signals in a soundless language known as quorum sensing. In a step towards translating bacterial communications, researchers have revealed the structure ... read more

Fusion Protein Controls Design of Photosynthesis Platform

May 13, 2015 — Photosynthesis is one of the most important biological processes on the planet. A central part of photosynthesis takes place in a specialized structure within chloroplasts, the thylakoid membrane ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Pollution from historic mining activities in south west England has led to a reduction in genetic diversity of brown trout according to new research. The findings indicate that human activity can ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Researchers are studying quail to understand the underlying mechanisms involved in their breeding ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Explaining the evolution of insect society, with sterile society members displaying extreme levels of altruism, has long been a major scientific challenge, dating back to Charles Darwin's day. A ... read more

Belgian Shepherd Dogs Seem to Have Genetic Protection Against Diabetes

May 14, 2015 — A genetic interaction which may protect Belgian shepherd dogs from developing diabetes has been discovered by researchers. In this breed, the scientists found a novel mechanism of regulating blood ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Contrary to what you will read in textbooks, the cell wall of anammox bacteria contains the structural molecule peptidoglycan after all, concludes a group of microbiologists. Ever since their ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Researchers have used physical and chemical strategies to force proteins into unfolding but only now a new study reveals how exactly they work, with potential implications for a number of age-related ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Chaperones are molecular helpers that assist other proteins with folding. One such chaperone is the so-called heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60). This protein forms structures in mitochondria that ... read more

Cells Amplify Messenger RNA Levels to Set Protein Levels

May 7, 2015 — Messenger RNA (mRNA) levels dictate most differences protein levels in fast-growing cells when analyzed using statistical methods that account for noise in the data, according to a new study. The ... read more

May 12, 2015 — It took decades of painstaking work, but a research geneticist managed to cross a popular soybean variety with a related wild perennial plant that grows like a weed in Australia, producing the first ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Cell division is the basis of life and requires that each daughter cell receive the proper complement of chromosomes. In most organisms, this process is mediated at the familiar constricted ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Fish can produce their own sunscreen, scientists have discovered. Following suit, the researchers have copied the method used by fish for potential use in ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Scientists have successfully replicated the molecular processes that led from dinosaur snouts to the first bird ... read more

Breaking Through the Blood-Brain Barrier

May 11, 2015 — The bacteria that sneak past the brain's defenses to cause deadly bacterial meningitis are clever adversaries. New research investigates the molecular tricks bacteria use to convince their host ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Transposable elements are DNA sequences that are capable of changing their genome position by cut and paste or copy and paste through the enzyme transposase. This ability can be harmful for hosts if ... read more

May 11, 2015 — An American undergraduate science program delves deeply into the bacteriophage genome, and publishes a paper with the second-highest number of authors in history, most of them ... read more

May 11, 2015 — The list of authors for an article on the comparative genomics of a fruit fly chromosome includes 940 undergraduates from 63 institutions. It is the result of an effort to provide many more students ... read more

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