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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Scientists Reveal the Treadmilling Motion of Dividing Bacteria

Feb. 16, 2017 — An international team of scientists using the latest imaging techniques have revealed how bacterial division proteins build a partition wall across the cell, one molecule at a ... read more

Biologists Control Gut Inflammation by Altering the Abundance of Resident Bacteria

Feb. 16, 2017 — Numerous human diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and autism spectrum disorders are linked to abnormal gut microbiomes, but an open question is whether these altered microbiomes ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — New research shows how epithelial cells naturally turn over, maintaining constant numbers between cell division and cell ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — New research provides insight into the development of zebrafish eyes using imaging and bioengineering techniques in live zebrafish ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The protein which helps the sperm and egg fuse together in sexual reproduction are part of a larger family of proteins that helps other cells bind together to create larger organs, and which also ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new chronicles the embryonic origins of planaria, providing new insight into the animal's remarkable regenerative ... read more

Chemical Engineers Boost Bacteria's Productivity

Feb. 13, 2017 — Chemical engineers have designed a novel genetic switch that allows them to dramatically boost bacteria cells' production of useful chemicals by shutting competing metabolic pathways in the ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Approximately 98 percent of all adults are infected with the Epstein-Barr virus. In rare cases, an infection with this virus causes cancer. Scientists have now discovered that a component of the ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Invisible to the naked eye, cyst nematodes are a major threat to agriculture, causing billions of dollars in global crop losses every year. A group of plant scientists recently found one of the ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — When it divides, a stem cell has a choice: produce more stem cells or turn into the specific types of cells that compose skin, muscle, brain, or other tissue. New experiments in skin show this ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Scientists have developed a technique for introducing proteins into plant cells using plasma treatment. Their method could have multiple applications in plant research and ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — The cellular skeleton protein actin can bind cells together, and also play a number of roles in cancer's invasion into new tissues in the ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Programmed cell death is an integral part of embryonic development. Exploring the regulation of the process, researchers have shown that so-called microRNAs protect the precursors of neurons from ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Fish embryo study indicates that the last common ancestor of vertebrates was a complex animal complete with gills -- overturning prior scientific understanding and complementing recent fossil finds. ... read more

The Origin of Stem Cells

Feb. 8, 2017 — The protein WOX2 is responsible for enabling plants to develop organs throughout their ... read more

Looking for Life's (Lower) Limits

Feb. 6, 2017 — Just how little energy life needs to survive is the subject of a new study. By analyzing maintenance budgets and cellular processes across species and sizes of bacteria, researchers found distinct ... read more

Pharmaceuticals from a Coal Mine?

Feb. 6, 2017 — Digging around in the dark can sometimes lead to interesting results: in the acidic waters of an abandoned coal mine in Kentucky (USA), researchers discovered ten previously unknown microbial natural ... read more

Protecting Rice Crops at No Extra Cost

Feb. 2, 2017 — A newly identified genetic mechanism in rice can be utilized to maintain resistance to a devastating disease, without causing the typical tradeoff -- a decrease in grain yield, a new study ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A new antibacterial mechanism has been identified that protects macrophages – defense cells in the immune system – from the infection of the bacteria <em>Salmonella enterica</em> ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Researchers have described how dying cells detach and are expelled from a tissue, and how tissue tension in the region surrounding a dying cell is ... read more

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