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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

New Target Identified for Inhibiting Malaria Parasite Invasion

June 25, 2015 — A malaria parasite protein called calcineurin is essential for parasite invasion into red blood cells, a new study has found. Human calcineurin is already a proven target for drugs treating other ... read more

June 22, 2015 — In 1964, renowned biologists Peter Raven and Paul Erhlich published a landmark study that introduced the concept of co-evolution. Now, an international team of researchers has used genomics to ... read more

June 22, 2015 — A discovery made during an analysis of a species of mistletoe whose apparent ability to survive without key genes involved in energy production could make it one of the most unusual plants on ... read more

June 22, 2015 — The Nobel Prize winner Roderick MacKinnon suggested that ion channels (the pores on the cell membrane that regulate the exchange of ions between the inside and outside of cells) were like rigid tubes ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich ... read more

June 22, 2015 — As part of their long-term investigation of regulatory factors in the bacterial cell cycle, molecular biologists now report finding a surprising new role for one factor, CpdR, an adaptor that helps ... read more

June 22, 2015 — A rare DNA base, previously thought to be a temporary modification, has been shown to be stable in mammalian DNA, suggesting that it plays a key role in cellular ... read more

History of Native Welsh Sheep Breeds Uncovered

June 22, 2015 — The genetic integrity of native Welsh sheep breeds combined with contemporary scientific techniques will develop the commercial flocks of the ... read more

June 19, 2015 — A new method of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, termed ultra-superovulation, has been developed by researchers in which ovulation of a very large number of eggs from one female mouse occurs. ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Researchers have solved a question that has puzzled cell biologists for decades – how does the protein machine that allows cells to swallow up molecules during endocytosis ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated a new technique to non-invasively survey tigers using their scent sprays, which are detected much more frequently in the wild than scat--the 'breadcrumb' that ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A new study expands scientists' understanding of proteins' normal functioning. Researchers identified how proteins move and change their shape in order to perform specific jobs. This ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Like other multicellular creatures, plants must coordinate activity among many different types of cells and tissues. Messages, demands, warnings and alerts shuttle among cells near and far. These ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Researchers have found a hitherto unknown molecular mechanism that is driven by fructose and can lead to cardiac enlargement and heart ... read more

June 16, 2015 — A study has revealed the importance of single males in small, threatened populations. Results from a study of endangered New Zealand hihi birds shows that bachelor males who don't hold breeding ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Researchers have developed a way to put bacteria under a molecular lock and key as a way to contain its accidental spread. The method involves a series of genetic mutations that render the microbe ... read more

June 16, 2015 — In order for newly-produced secretory or membrane proteins to find their final destination, the proteins have signal-sequences connected to themselves as a form of address tag. Furthermore, they use ... read more

June 15, 2015 — In a study that twists nature's arm to gain clues into the varied functions of the bacterial genome, researchers utilize a precision scalpel to excise target genomic regions that are expendable. ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers have determined that toothed whales lack functional Mx genes -- a surprising discovery, since all 56 other sequenced mammals in the study possess these genes to fight off viruses like ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer. AML is a devastating disease and proves ... read more

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