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November 29, 2015

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November 29, 2015

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. 17, 2015 — The iconic yellow and blue stripes of zebrafish form dynamically as young fish develop and grow. A new mathematical model helps to show how pigment cells interact to form the ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in stimulating the regeneration of injured neurons in living fish by the use of light. To this end, they employed so-called Optogenetics, i.e. light inducible protein ... 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

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. 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

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

Researchers Shed Pharmacological Light on Formerly 'Dark' Cellular Receptors

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have created a general tool to probe the activity of orphan receptors, illuminating their roles in behavior and making them accessible for drug discovery. The creation of the research tool ... read more

Tissue Engineers Recruit Cells to Make Their Own Strong Matrix

Nov. 9, 2015 — Extracellular matrix is the material that gives tissues their strength and stretch. It's been hard to make well in the lab, but a research team reports new success. The key was creating a ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Using a high-tech imaging method, biomedical engineers were able to see early-developing cancer cells deeper in tissue than ever before with the help of a novel protein from a ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in inducing the genes involved in oil synthesis in seeds to work for longer periods of time, thereby allowing them to accumulate more seed ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered new clues to how a molecular machine inside the cell acts as a gatekeeper, allowing some molecules to enter and exit the nucleus while keeping other molecules ... read more

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