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May 26, 2016

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May 24, 2016 — Bacteria use a form of 'social media' communication, quorum sensing, to monitor how many of their species are in the neighborhood. This is important in the pathogenicity of Vibrio cholerae, ... read more

Cell Labelling Via Photobleaching: Precious Ally for Scientific Research

May 24, 2016 — A multidisciplinary team of researchers gives birth to a unique method that enables instant, specific labeling of individual cells, Cell Labelling via Photobleaching (CLaP). This method will become a ... read more

Chloride 'Switch' Turns on Membrane Formation

May 23, 2016 — Chloride plays a key role in the formation of the basement membrane, a suprastructure on the outside of cells that undergirds and guides the function of most of the tissues of the body. In ... read more

Pathogen: Temperature Influences Gene Expression, Life Cycle in Vibrio Cholerae

May 21, 2016 — Vibrio cholerae infects roughly four million people annually, worldwide, causing severe diarrheal disease, and killing an estimated 140,000 people. Its success as a pathogen belies the challenges ... read more

Liquid Order: Fluid Self-Organizes Into Structure That Controls Cell Growth, Health

May 20, 2016 — Although known since the 1830s as a round, dark spot in a cell's nucleus, only recently has the nucleolus gotten its full due. Scientists have now discovered how the nucleolus, an organelle with ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Scientists have solved the structure of the Zika virus helicase, which is a key target for antiviral ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A special type of microalgae will soon produce valuable chemicals such as cancer treatment drugs and much more just by harnessing energy from the sun, suggest ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A scientific study describes for the first time the function of a signalling pathway –particularly, the pathway of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) - in the differentiation of the planarian ... read more

Enzyme Pair Play Crucial Role in Maintaining Balance of Cellular Processes

May 20, 2016 — Scientists show that ULK1 and ULK2, two enzymes involved in autophagy, regulate the trafficking of proteins between select cellular compartments, a new report ... read more

Factor Preserves DNA Integrity in Bacteria Despite Assault from Antibiotics

May 19, 2016 — A key biochemical enables bacteria to repair otherwise fatal damage to their DNA, including that caused by antibiotics, report scientists. The study results revolve around the delicacy of DNA ... read more

Study Identifies Unexpected Mutation in Commonly Used Research Mice

May 19, 2016 — A strain of inbred mice commonly used for the creation of so-called knockout animals has been found to carry a previously undetected mutation that could affect the results of immune system research ... read more

May 19, 2016 — New findings yield insights into how plants get their traits. Revealing a landscape of protein-binding zones on DNA, collectively dubbed the "cistrome," shows how plants control where and ... read more

Biologists Find How Plants Reconstitute Stem Cells

May 19, 2016 — Stem cells are typically thought to have the intrinsic ability to generate or replace specialized cells. However, a team of biologists has shown that regenerating plants can naturally reconstitute ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Flaviviruses -- such as Zika, dengue, and yellow fever -- have emerged as human pathogens because of their ability to specifically overcome our anti-viral defenses. In the case of Zika, researchers ... read more

May 19, 2016 — For successful reintroduction of lynx into the wild, the number of released animals is crucial. If only a few lynx are reintroduced to found a population, the genetic diversity is too low to ensure ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Using gene editing technology, researchers have, for the first time, successfully excised a segment of HIV-1 DNA -- the virus responsible for AIDS -- from the genomes of living animals. The ... read more

May 18, 2016 — A new study demonstrates the evolution of protein structure and function over 3.8 billion years. Snippets of genetic code, consistent across organisms and time, direct proteins to create ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new method to directly follow viral infections in living organisms. This method can make infected cells produce fluorescent proteins, which means that they light up and ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Scientists have isolated an extract from a sponge found in Antarctica, known as Dendrilla membranosa, and tested it on MRSA biofilm. The extract, a new chemical which the research team has named ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Three novel canine genes for Caffey, Raine and van den Ende-Gupta syndromes have been discovered by investigators. Research reveals close similarities of the canine models of human rare disorders and ... read more

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