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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 — The surprising discovery and function of a new DNA modification in insects, worms, and algae has been described in a new article by an international team of ... read more

May 1, 2015 — The CRISPR/Cas system, which is based on chemically synthesized small RNAs and commercially available Cas9 enzyme, has enabled long gene-cassette knock-in in mice with highest efficiency ever ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — Biochemists have discovered a protein that regulates the hierarchical organization of ribosome development. Ribosomes are complexly structured cellular nanomachines consisting of four ribonucleic ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that bacteriophages (bacterial viruses) carry genetic instructions for proteins that mediate the transport of their DNA to specialized replication ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — The human body is a cross between a factory and a construction zone -- at least on the cellular level. Certain proteins act as project managers, which direct a wide variety of processes and determine ... read more

How the Lack of Specific Proteins Affects Development of Filamentous Fungi

Apr. 29, 2015 — Fungi can have a great economic impact. In industry, they are used as a source of enzymes or antibiotics. But they can also cause considerable economic damage as they are responsible for infections ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Biophysicists are working toward an energy-landscape theory for chromosomes. The theory could help scientists understand the genomic roots of gene regulation, DNA replication and cell ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Dandelions deliver a desirable product: rubber. This is why the robust and undemanding plant has become the focus of attention of the rubber-producing industry. But how is rubber, contained in the ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have discovered how an abundant class of RNA genes, called lncRNAs can regulate key genes. By studying an important lncRNA, called Xist, the scientists identified how this RNA gathers a ... read more

Parallel Sequencing of DNA and RNA Provides Insight Into Secret World of Cells

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have developed a large-scale sequencing technique called Genome and Transcriptome Sequencing (G&T-seq) that reveals, simultaneously, the unique genome sequence of a single cell and ... read more

More Power to the Mitochondria: Cells' Energy Plant Also Plays Key Role in Stem Cell Development

Apr. 27, 2015 — Mitochondria, the major energy source for most cells, also play an important role in stem cell development — a purpose notably distinct from the tiny organelle’s traditional job as the cell’s ... read more

New 3-D Method Improves Study of Proteins

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new computational method called AGGRESCAN3D has been developed, allowing researchers to study in 3-D the structure of folded globular proteins, and substantially improve the prediction of any ... read more

Oil or Fat? Saturated Fatty Acids Might Directly Damage Your Heart

Apr. 27, 2015 — Olive oil is universally considered a much healthier alternative to meat fat. Plant-derived oils (such as olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil) largely consist of unsaturated fatty acids, whereas ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have captured the first 3-D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Flowering plants naturally know when they need to spare or perish their cells. Scientists have now examined the ovules of plant cells to reveal a novel cell-elimination system based on an unusual ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Stem cells naturally cling to feeder cells as they grow in petri dishes. Scientists have thought for years that this attachment occurs because feeder cells serve as a support system, providing stems ... read more

Micro Fingers for Arranging Single Cells

Apr. 24, 2015 — A cell manipulation tool has been developed to trap and release single cells in a parallel arrangement in open-top microwells. Using microfabrication techniques, the researchers developed a hollow ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists have discover that certain cell structures, the centrioles, could act as information carriers throughout cell generations. The discovery raises the possibility that transmission of ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that the signalling route - a cascade activation of several molecules - triggered by the ATM protein regulates DNA repair during the production of spermatocytes by ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists are a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm ... read more

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