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August 1, 2015

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August 1, 2015

RNA-Binding Protein Influences Key Mediator of Cellular Inflammation, Stress Responses

July 31, 2015 — RNA-binding proteins such as RC3H1 regulate the degradation of the mRNA molecules and thus prevent the production of specific proteins. Researchers have now shown that ROQUIN binds several thousand ... read more

Protein Machines Make Fluctuating Flows Unconsciously

July 31, 2015 — Protein machines, regardless of their specific functions, can collectively induce fluctuating hydrodynamic flows and substantially enhance the diffusive motions of particles in the cell, an ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Researchers have identified the master switch for formation of the Casparian strip, a special structure in the root that plays an important role in nutrient ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a long-overlooked process important for converting a long, string-like DNA molecule into a chromosome. This finding gives us a better understanding of the mechanism of how ... read more

Unlocking the Rice Immune System

July 24, 2015 — Researchers have identified a bacterial signaling molecule that triggers an immunity response in rice plants, enabling the plants to resist a devastating blight ... read more

July 24, 2015 — Scientists have unraveled how an important plant protein, known as TOPLESS, interacts with other molecules responsible for turning genes off. The findings in plants provide a general model across ... read more

July 24, 2015 — The health of Colorado's bighorn sheep population remains as precarious as the steep alpine terrain the animals inhabit, but a new study has found that inbreeding -- a common hypothesis for a ... read more

July 24, 2015 — Pathogenic bacteria develop killer machines that work very specifically and highly efficiently. Scientists have solved the molecular mechanism of a fish toxin that could be used in the future as a ... read more

July 24, 2015 — The DNA sequences of the 228 known butterfly species in the Iberian peninsula have been obtained by researchers who compared it to available data for Europe. Their study compiles 3500 genetic ... read more

Fighting Mosquito Resistance to Insecticides

July 23, 2015 — Controlling mosquitoes that carry human diseases is a global health challenge as their ability to resist insecticides now threatens efforts to prevent epidemics. Scientists have identified new ... read more

July 23, 2015 — When does aging really begin? Scientists now have a molecular clue. In a study of the roundworm C. elegans, they found that adult cells abruptly begin their downhill slide when an animal reaches ... read more

Tool Developed for More Accurate Interpretation of Biomedical Research

July 23, 2015 — Investigators have recently achieved great success with a study involving biomedical research on mouse models. The research group recently used tangible examples to demonstrate how the side effects ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Its unusual biological characteristics make the flightless kiwi a unique kind of bird. Researchers have now sequenced the genetic code of this endangered species and have identified several sequence ... read more

July 22, 2015 — The structure of a simple but previously unexamined pump that controls the passage of proteins through a bacterial cell membrane has been discovered by researchers. This achievement that offers new ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A biomedical breakthrough reveals never-before-seen details of the human body's cellular switchboard that regulates sensory and hormonal responses. The work is based on an X-ray laser ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Scientists have exploited the light of fireflies in a new method that detects biological molecules without the need for complex devices and high costs. The researchers were able to add a small ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Scientists have published an overall map of how the cells in the human body communicate by systematically analyzing the relationship between ligands and ... read more

Yeast Cells Optimize Their Genomes in Response to the Environment

July 21, 2015 — Researchers have shown that yeast can modify their genomes to take advantage of an excess of calories in the environment and attain optimal ... read more

Sweet Revenge Against Superbugs

July 21, 2015 — A special type of synthetic sugar could be the latest weapon in the fight against superbugs. A team of scientists has discovered a potential new class of antibiotics inspired by sugar molecules ... read more

July 21, 2015 — The things we do to extend our lives -- quitting smoking, cutting back on carbs, taking up jogging -- all have some impact on our longevity, if only just a little. But no matter how hard we work ... read more

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