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August 27, 2015

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August 27, 2015

Batting Practice in the Genome

Aug. 25, 2015 — In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But scientists have now found that spectator proteins ... read more

Flu Remedies Help Combat E. Coli Bacteria

Aug. 25, 2015 — If the intestinal bacteria level becomes unbalanced, it can cause diseases. Physiologists now reveal how a specific carbohydrate in the intestinal mucosa heavily multiplies certain E. coli bacteria ... read more

Lemon Juice Disinfects Against Human Norovirus

Aug. 25, 2015 — Citric acid may prevent the highly contagious norovirus from infecting humans, scientists discovered. Therefore, lemon juice could be a potentially safe and practical disinfectant against the most ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Scientists have described precisely how a plant can sense a pathogen, bringing an unprecedented level of detail to a fundamental hypothesis in plant immunity of relevance to tackling disease in ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — When our cells copy their DNA to grow and replicate, it’s vital the process runs smoothly. To get this right, cells use a complex “machine”, made from many hundreds of ... read more

Protein With Promise for Cancer Therapy Identified

Aug. 24, 2015 — A researcher says he has solved a cell division mystery in a way that will intrigue the makers of cancer-fighting ... read more

Off Switch for Biofilm Formation Discovered

Aug. 24, 2015 — When disease-causing bacteria establish a biofilm on hospital equipment, it can be impossible to sterilize the devices, raising infection rates and necessitating expensive replacements. Now, ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that allow bone-forming cells to regenerate a correctly shaped new fin ... read more

Lucky Four-Leaf Clovers in the Sub-Arctic Could Prove Valuable to Future Plant Breeding

Aug. 24, 2015 — The lucky discovery of four-leaf clovers in the sub-arctic could prove valuable to future plant breeding ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — A molecular approach has been used to identify the protein responsible for germination of Striga seeds through visualization by green fluorescence. Striga, a parasitic plant known as witchweed has ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Many cells in our bodies present a small structure that looks like, and as a matter of fact works as an antenna, conveying to the cell information on the extracellular environment. They are called ... read more

Genetic Modification: 'The Most Critical Technology' for Feeding the World

Aug. 20, 2015 — A former adviser to the US Secretary of State says that genetic modification is the most critical technology in agriculture for meeting the challenges of feeding a growing global ... read more

Regulatory, Certification Systems Creating Paralysis in Use of Genetically Altered Trees

Aug. 20, 2015 — Myriad regulations and certification requirements around the world are making it virtually impossible to use genetically engineered trees to combat catastrophic forest threats, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Disease-causing viruses engage their hosts in ongoing arms races: positive selection for antiviral genes increases host fitness and survival, and viruses in turn select for mutations that counteract ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — A scientist has cautioned against culling sharks because the long term ecological impact cannot be predicted. This research into leopard sharks took place on the east coast of ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — When they think about how cells put together the molecules that make life work, biologists have tended to think of assembly lines: Add A to B, tack on C, and so on. But the reality might be more like ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA's bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole. In a new study, they have shown that this ... read more

Genome-Wide Annotation of Primary miRNAs Reveals Novel Mechanisms

Aug. 19, 2015 — MicroRNAs are short noncoding RNAs that play critical roles in regulating gene expression in normal physiology and disease. Despite having tightly controlled expression levels, little is known about ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Plants and animals, including humans, are not autonomous individuals but are holobionts: biomolecular networks that consist of visible hosts plus millions of invisible microbes, recent ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Plants form a vast network of below-ground roots that search soil forneeded resources. Excavation of root systems reveals special resource-finding environmental adaptations but is laborious, ... read more

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