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October 5, 2015

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October 5, 2015

Oct. 1, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in an effort to fundamentally improve carbohydrate analysis. With the new method, complex glycans, building blocks of life such as DNA and proteins, can now be sequenced. ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Researchers have reached a breakthrough in understanding how fructose is transported into our cells. This could be a potential benefit for the development of novel treatments against some forms of ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — A novel mechanism of protein resurrection has been discovered, which not only restores the active function of the protein, but also increases its original activity by almost two times. The scientists ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Many nematodes (worms) have specialized as pathogens, including those that serve as deadly insect-attacking parasites, making them effective biocontrol agents. Now a research team has sequenced the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Microscopic roundworms (nematodes) live like maggots in bacon: They penetrate into the roots of beets, potatoes or soybeans and feed on plant cells, which are full of energy. But how they do it ... read more

Researchers Discover Key Link in Understanding Billion-Dollar Pests in Agriculture

Sep. 29, 2015 — Invisible to the naked eye, plant-parasitic nematodes are a huge threat to agriculture, causing billions in crop losses every year. Researchers have now found the first genetic evidence linking one ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Scientists have discovered and mapped a light-sensing protein that uses vitamin B12 to perform key functions, including gene ... read more

Biotechnology: Tweaking Proteins With 'Tub-Tag'

Sep. 28, 2015 — A rapid and efficient technique for targeted chemoenzymatic functionalization of proteins has been identified by scientists. The new method has a wide range of potential therapeutic applications, ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — The Cell Shape and Expression, or Cytospace, investigation examined how physical forces -- including shear stress, stiffness, surface tension, and gravity -- change the relationships among these ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — The ultra-stable properties of the proteins that allow deep-diving whales to remain active while holding their breath for up to two hours could help biochemists and other researchers finish a 20-year ... read more

Parasite That Causes Lymphatic Filariasis Releases Vesicles Containing microRNA That May Control Host

Sep. 24, 2015 — Lymphatic Filariasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by three different species of parasitic worm, which are spread between human hosts by mosquitos. The molecular interactions between the ... read more

New Methodology Tracks Changes in DNA Methylation in Real Time at Single-Cell Resolution

Sep. 24, 2015 — A tool that allows scientists to monitor changes in DNA methylation over time in individual cells has been developed by a group of researchers. Certain diseases, including cancer, cause changes in ... read more

Protein Conjugation Method Offers New Possibilities for Biomaterials

Sep. 24, 2015 — A novel method in which protein-polymer conjugates can display new and unique types of functionalities has been demonstrated by a team of ... read more

Physiologists Uncover a New Code at the Heart of Biology

Sep. 23, 2015 — Physiologists trying to understand the genetic code have found a previously unknown code that helps explain which protein should be created to form a particular type of ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Low-energy, ultrafast laser technology is able to make high-resolution, 3-D structures in transparent silk protein hydrogels to support cell growth and allow cells to penetrate deep within the ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Duplicate copies of genes safeguard survival of the biotech yeast Pichia pastoris in environments where only methanol is present as feed. A recently elucidated metabolism is similar to that used by ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — A new underwater stimulation system has been designed to study electrical activity in certain aquatic animals. Though common in studies of land animals and insects, the form of electrical ... read more

Scientists Create Rice Variety With High Folate Stability

Sep. 22, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in stabilizing folates in biofortified rice in order to prevent their degradation upon long term storage. They used two strategies: by linking folates with folate binding ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — A molecular Swiss Army knife has been built by researchers that streamlines the molecular machinery of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, making biofuels and other green chemical ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — The African clawed frog's process for adaptive color vision is full of mysterious twists and turns, an evolutionary biologist explains in a new article about the frog's shift from ... read more

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