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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015 — Cell mechanics are considerably more complex than previously thought and may affect cell structures at various ... read more

Paralysis: Primates Recover Better Than Rodents

Aug. 26, 2015 — Monkeys and humans exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Could the sperm harpoon the egg to facilitate fertilization? That’s the intriguing possibility raised by the discovery that a protein within the head of the sperm forms spiky filaments, suggesting ... read more

Algorithm Helps Identify Elusive Genes That Express Like Clockwork

Aug. 25, 2015 — An algorithm is giving scientists a new way to identify the dynamics of oscillatory genes, which play an essential role in development functions like cell division, circadian rhythms and limb ... read more

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

Adaptive Mutation Mechanism May Explain Some Forms of Antibiotic Resistance

Aug. 25, 2015 — Evolutionary theory says mutations are blind and occur randomly. But in the phenomenon of adaptive mutation, cells can peek under the blindfold, increasing their mutation rate in response to stress. ... 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 — Researchers combined the power of two computational programs to determine the atomic structure of the abiological molecule cyanostar. This breakthrough will allow researchers to investigate the ... 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

Food Intake, a Fragile Balance Between Neural Pathways

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists investigated the relative role of energy needs and "pleasure" of eating in food intake. The researchers studied a group of neurons in mice. They observed that when the neuron ... 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

Aug. 20, 2015 — A single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animal on the planet, scientists report. They have uncovered how a small change in a protein called ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Bacteria do not cease to amaze us with their survival strategies. A research has now discovered how bacteria enter a sleep mode using a so-called FIC toxin. In a new article, the scientists describe ... read more

Grape Waste Could Make Competitive Biofuel

Aug. 20, 2015 — Global wine production leaves an estimated 13 million tonnes of grape marc waste each year. Now researchers are suggesting that this solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive ... read more

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