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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016

Vitamin Nicotinamide Riboside Protects Mice from Diabetes Complications

May 27, 2016 — A naturally occurring vitamin, nicotinamide riboside, can improve metabolic symptoms and prevent peripheral nerve damage in mouse models of diabetes, according to a new ... read more

Harbour Porpoises Are Skilled Hunters and Eat Almost Constantly

May 26, 2016 — Harbour porpoises have sometimes been described as 'living in the fast lane.' Being smaller than other cetaceans and living in cold northern waters means that the porpoises require a lot of ... read more

'Phage' Fishing Yields New Weapon Against Antibiotic Resistance

May 26, 2016 — Researchers were fishing for a new weapon against antibiotic resistance and found one floating in a Connecticut pond. A virus called a bacteriophage, found in Dodge Pond in East Lyme, attacks a ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Escherichia coli are bacteria that live all around and inside of us. Most E. coli are harmless, but some strains can cause illness, and can even, in extreme cases, be deadly. With recent outbreaks of ... read more

Scientists Capture the Elusive Structure of Essential Digestive Enzyme

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have revealed new structural data that has eluded scientists for years on a liver enzyme that is critical for human ... read more

Scientists Explore New Concepts of Plant Behavior, Interactions

May 25, 2016 — While a lot is already known about plant perception, our ecological understanding of plants has largely focused on seeing plants as the sum of a series of building blocks or traits. A new collection ... read more

Thermal Modification of Wood and a Complex Study of Its Properties by Magnetic Resonance

May 25, 2016 — Researchers conducted an investigation of various thermally treated wood species from the Central European part of Russia by magnetic resonance methods and revealed important changes in wood ... read more

Consumer Knowledge Gap on Genetically Modified Food

May 25, 2016 — While consumers are aware of genetically modified crops and food, their knowledge level is limited and often at odds with the facts, according to a newly published ... read more

Blockade of Histamine Receptors Suppresses Intestinal Anaphylaxis in Peanut Allergy

May 25, 2016 — Simultaneous pre-treatment with antihistamines that block both the H1 and H4 antihistamine receptors suppressed the gastrointestinal symptoms of food allergy in mice, according to ... read more

Harnessing Nature’s Vast Array of Venoms for Drug Discovery

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have invented a method for rapidly identifying venoms that strike a specific target in the body -- and optimizing such venoms for therapeutic ... read more

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

New Tools to Manipulate Biology

May 24, 2016 — Chemistry has provided many key tools and techniques to the biological community in the last twenty years. We can now make proteins that Mother Nature never thought of, image unique parts of live ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Microalgae consist of single cells but are capable of producing everything from food to fuel with the help of tailor-made LED ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have conducted the world's most comprehensive analysis of coral genes, focusing on how their evolution has allowed corals to interact with and adapt to the ... 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

May 23, 2016 — A team of bioengineering researchers has decoded the mechanism that bacteria use to make life-or-death decisions during extremely tough times. The fundamental find could have implications for ... read more

Ivy's Powerful Grasp Could Lead to Better Medical Adhesives, Stronger Battle Armor

May 23, 2016 — English ivy's natural glue might hold the key to new approaches to wound healing, stronger armor for the military and maybe even cosmetics with better staying ... 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

May 23, 2016 — Researchers witnessed a rare event and perhaps solved an evolutionary puzzle about how introns, non-coding sequences of DNA located within genes, multiply in a genome. The results address fundamental ... read more

Antihypertensive Effect of Fermented Milk Products Under the Microscope

May 23, 2016 — Over the past decade, interest has been rising in fermented dairy foods that promote health and could potentially prevent diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure). Functional dairy ... read more

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