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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

July 27, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a long-overlooked process important for converting a long, string-like DNA molecule into a chromosome. This finding gives us a better understanding of the mechanism of how ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Scientists have published an overall map of how the cells in the human body communicate by systematically analyzing the relationship between ligands and ... read more

First Synthesis of Molecules That Cause Rapid Cell Death in Cancer

July 21, 2015 — The first total syntheses of certain compounds involved in excessive cell death in leukemia has been carried out by researchers. The researchers completed the total syntheses of several members of ... read more

Sweet Revenge Against Superbugs

July 21, 2015 — A special type of synthetic sugar could be the latest weapon in the fight against superbugs. A team of scientists has discovered a potential new class of antibiotics inspired by sugar molecules ... read more

July 21, 2015 — The things we do to extend our lives -- quitting smoking, cutting back on carbs, taking up jogging -- all have some impact on our longevity, if only just a little. But no matter how hard we work ... read more

New Insights Into Biofilm Formation Could Lead to Better Therapies, but Mysteries Remain

July 20, 2015 — Biofilms are tough, opportunistic, highly antibiotic resistant bacterial coatings that form on catheters and on medical devices implanted within the body. Investigators have now shown that a ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Some bacteria and viruses take advantage of the way our immune system works to infect us. Researchers now describe some of the trickery used by ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance has been described by researchers. The team developed a new glucose analogue ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A group of scientists proposes a quick alternative for predicting the internal dynamics of RNA molecules (how the different parts move in relation to each other). This simple solution, which uses ... read more

July 16, 2015 — In response to an infection, the immune system refines its defensive proteins, called antibodies, to better target an invader. New research has revealed two mechanisms that favor the selection of B ... read more

July 16, 2015 — According to new research, the defense hormone salicylic acid helps select which bacteria live both inside and on the surface of a plant's roots, keeping some bacteria out and actively ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Iron regulatory proteins play an important role in the body's immune system. Proteins responsible for controlling levels of iron in the body also play an important role in combating infection, ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A research team has reconstructed the crystal structure of BAP, a protein involved in the process by which marine archaea release carbon, to determine how it functioned, as well as its larger role in ... read more

Molecular Architecture of Cell Fission Processes Has Been Revealed

July 15, 2015 — Biological evolution has always gone hand in hand with cell evolution. The cells of eukaryotes, the most advanced branch in the evolutionary tree, are characterized by the fact that their nuclei are ... read more

Melon Genome Study Reveals Recent Impacts of Breeding

July 14, 2015 — The first comprehensive genome analyses of seven melon varieties has been completed, providing breeders new knowledge important for understanding phenotypic variability and helping increasing plant ... read more

Impact of Type 2 Diabetes on Lymphatic Vessels Identified

July 14, 2015 — Approximately 28 million Americans live with Type 2 diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. Until now, the disease's effect on the body's lymphatic vessels has been ... read more

Cell Size Regulation Mechanism Discovered

July 14, 2015 — Every cell in the human body has to be a particular size in order to function correctly. Scientists have now discovered a new mechanism that regulates cell ... read more

Algae, Quinoa, Legumes Top List of Alternative Protein Choices

July 13, 2015 — Algae is evolving as the next new alternative protein source consumers are anxious to bite into as an ingredient in crackers, snack bars, cereals and breads, according to an ... read more

New Cell Division Mechanism Discovered

July 13, 2015 — Chromosomes play an active role in animal cell division, reports an international team of researchers. This occurs at a precise stage -- cytokinesis -- when the cell splits into two new daughter ... read more

Scientists Gain New Insights Into 'Antenna' of Human Cells

July 13, 2015 — The most comprehensive list yet of genes implicated in a group of common inherited diseases has been revealed by researchers. The research means that these disorders, known as ciliopathies, can be ... read more

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