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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

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

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

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 17, 2016 — Researchers have developed a technique for imaging brain activity in a freely walking fruit fly. Working with one of the most common model organisms in science, the team shows for the first time what ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Mitochondria are the power stations of human cells. They provide the energy needed for the cellular metabolism. But how did these power stations evolve, and how are they constructed? Researchers ... read more

May 16, 2016 — A contagious form of cancer that can spread between dogs during mating has highlighted the extent to which dogs accompanied human travelers throughout our seafaring history. But the tumors also ... read more

Methionine Could Be Key to Improving Pregnancy Rate in Dairy Cattle

May 16, 2016 — Adding methionine to the diets of Holstein cows during the prepartum and postpartum periods may impact the preimplantation embryo in a way that enhances its capacity for survival, research ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Biologists have made an important discovery that helps explain how plants regulate the proliferation of their stem cells. The discovery has near-term implications for increasing the yield of maize ... read more

Four-Stranded DNA Is Formed and Unfolded, Researchers Show

May 16, 2016 — Specific DNA sequences that are rich in the DNA building block guanine in the yeast species, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, can form four-stranded DNA. In a study, researchers also show that the motor ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Unique sections of coral DNA can indicate a higher tolerance to environmental stress, researchers have revealed for the first ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that the short-lived reactive species generated by plasma can enhance the calcium ion influx into ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Researchers utilize existing drugs to interfere with host factors required for replication of Chikungunya ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Mitochondria are membrane-bound components within cells that are often described as the cells' powerhouses. They've long been considered as essential components for life in eukaryotes, the ... read more

Fluorescent Jellyfish Gene Sheds Light on 'Fitness Landscape'

May 12, 2016 — By studying more than 50,000 variants of a jellyfish gene, researchers have drawn a detailed picture of how changes in that gene affect its ... read more

You Are What You Eat: Biologists Map Genetic Pathways of Nutrition-Based Species Traits

May 11, 2016 — Biologists have significantly advanced understanding of the genetic pathways that control the appearance of different physical traits in the same species depending on nutritional conditions ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Researchers have described the first 'direct experimental proof' that the Brazilian strain of Zika virus can actually cause severe birth ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Scientists have now proven that a model of the human gut they have developed and patented -- HuMiX -- is representative of the actual conditions and processes that occur within our intestines. With ... read more

Performing Cellular Surgery With a Laser-Powered Nanoblade

May 10, 2016 — To study certain aspects of cells, researchers need the ability to take the innards out, manipulate them, and put them back. Options for this kind of work are limited, but researchers describe a ... read more

May 10, 2016 — The more than 90,000 known species of fungi may owe their abilities to spread and even cause disease to an ancient virus that hijacked their cell division machinery, researchers report. Over a ... read more

In Scientific First, Researchers Visualize Proteins Being Born

May 6, 2016 — A new technology has been developed that allows them to 'see' single molecules of messenger RNA as they are translated into proteins into living ... read more

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