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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

Ancient Viral Molecules Essential for Human Development

Nov. 23, 2015 — Genetic material from ancient viral infections is critical to human development, according to ... read more

Mitochondria on Guard of Human Life

Nov. 17, 2015 — Living mitochondria will tell researchers about processes that occur inside of them, say scientists. The work will not only shed light on the intracellular life, but also will help to create new ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Using large-scale computer modeling, researchers have shown the effects of confinement on macromolecules inside cells -- and taken the first steps toward simulating a living cell, a capability that ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae and select bacteria transform the sun's energy into chemical energy. But these organisms activate other biochemical pathways at night, when ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Redundancy is common in nature, for example many human genes exist in several copies. However, excessive redundancy can interfere with efficiency. Therefore, each whole genome duplication event is ... read more

Gene Drive Reversibility Introduces New Layer of Biosafety

Nov. 16, 2015 — A research team demonstrates effective safeguarding mechanisms for working with gene drives and unveils a first-of-its-kind method for reversing the changes they ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Taking genetic engineering to the next level, researchers are creating modular, programmable genetic circuits that control specific plant ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Signalling processes in organisms are governed by specific extracellular and intracellular interactions and involve hundreds of different functionally highly versatile receptors situated in cell ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Whether you’re territorial, a girlfriend stealer, or a cross dresser, when it comes to finding a partner, scientists have discovered that for some birds it’s all in the ... read more

'Supergene' Underlies Genetic Differences, Sexual Behavior in Male Ruff

Nov. 16, 2015 — The ruff is a Eurasian shorebird that has a spectacular lekking behavior where highly ornamented males compete for females. Now two groups report that males with alternative reproductive strategies ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Crops with improved yields could more easily become a reality, thanks to a development by scientists. Researchers studying a biological process that enables tiny green algae to grow efficiently have ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — A gene found only in a single plant species can increase protein content when introduced into staple crops, report scientists. The research has implications for a wide array of crops, especially for ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — Cryptosporidium parvum is a gastrointestinal parasite that can cause moderate to severe diarrhea in children and adults, and deadly opportunistic infection in AIDS patients. Because C. parvum is ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — The source of any life involves the duplication (or replication) of DNA, a mechanism that is essential to cell division. A team of biologists has recently performed the most exhaustive analysis to ... read more

Digging Deeper Into DNA: Efficient Method to Sequence Chloroplast Genomes

Nov. 11, 2015 — A new bioinformatics strategy provides a time- and cost-efficient method to assemble a chloroplast genome using whole-genome sequencing. In a new study, researchers extracted whole-genome sequence ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Materials science researchers have used computational modelling to shed light on precisely how charged gold nanoparticles influence the structure of DNA and RNA -- which may lead to new techniques ... read more

No More Brown Apples?

Nov. 11, 2015 — The longer an apple retains its beautiful color, the better it is -- especially for the food industry. Therefore, the industry works intensely on inhibiting the 'browning' of fruits. ... read more

Coronavirus Breakthrough: Protein Mutation Affects Spread and Virulence of Respiratory Virus

Nov. 10, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that a mutation in a coronavirus protein slows the spread of the virus in the central nervous system and reduces its neurovirulence. It is the first time that this ... read more

Sugar Molecules Lose Their 'Cinderella' Status

Nov. 10, 2015 — Carbohydrates are often considered the ‘Cinderella’ molecules of biology yet they are a feature of an increasing number of medicines, from small molecule drugs to protein therapeutics or ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — An international group of scientists has discovered a gene that can prevent some of the most significant wheat diseases -- creating the potential to combat food security for this staple and save ... read more

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