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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

May 21, 2015 — Scientists have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose -- the basic structural component of plant cell walls. The insights could pave the way for more disease resistant ... read more

Nature Inspires First Artificial Molecular Pump

May 19, 2015 — Using nature for inspiration, scientists have developed an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. The machine mimics the pumping mechanism of proteins that move ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Until now researchers have failed to identify the specific pheromone in Drosophila melanogaster that leads to mating success. Although the pheromones that inhibit mating in Drosophila were known, the ... read more

Natural Plant Chemicals Could Help Fight Tooth Decay, Study Shows

May 20, 2015 — Oral-care products containing a natural chemical that stops bacteria harming teeth could help prevent decay, a study suggests. The plant natural product acts against harmful mouth bacteria and could ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Little is known about how the proteins forming ion channels -- the 'pores' on the cell membrane -- change when they open and close, especially the portion that is 'embedded' in ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Some mountain gorilla females linger into adulthood in the group into which they were born. In the process, they also remain in the company of their father, who is often their group's dominant ... read more

May 18, 2015 — A molecule important in blood vessel formation and brain wiring is also essential for the onset of puberty, finds new research led by UCL.The researchers found a genetic fault that prevented this ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Researchers discovered a new mechanism of how fluorescent proteins can change color. It enables the microscopic visualization of individual cells in their three-dimensional environment in living ... read more

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

Evidence Found of Non-Adaptive Evolution Within Cicadas

May 18, 2015 — Something new has been discovered about the complex and intriguing inner workings of the cicada insect. Recently published his findings outline that the nutritional symbionts living inside ... 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

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