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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists combined three biopolymers, chitosan and agarose (polysaccharides), and a protein gelatine, as the materials to produce tissue engineering scaffolds and demonstrated the enhancement of ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — An unexpected link between cellular metabolic and recycling processes points to new cancer therapies. This cellular fuel gauge is a protein complex called AMPK that oversees energy input and output ... read more

The Importance of Resting Phases in B Cell Development

Apr. 21, 2016 — Everyone preparing for the London Marathon likely knows that to perform their best during the event, they need to rest up now. New research describes a new mechanism through which B cells ensure that ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A plant-based polyphenol promotes the migration of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) in blood circulation and accumulates them in damaged tissues to improve wound healing, scientists have found. It is ... read more

Scientists Sharpen View of Gene Transfer Between Pathogenic Bacteria

Apr. 20, 2016 — Bacteria possess the ability to take up DNA from their environment, a skill that enables them to acquire new genes for antibiotic resistance or to escape the immune response. Scientists have now ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Vaccines and therapeutics developed using mice sometimes don't work as expected in humans. New research points to the near-sterile surroundings of laboratory mice as a key reason. When the ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Latest analysis shows that human limbs share a genetic programme with the gills of cartilaginous fishes such as sharks and skates, providing evidence to support a century-old theory on the origin of ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — The synchronous mitosis of early embryonic development switches to a patterned form at the 11th cell division following removal of a cell cycle compensatory mechanism, new research shows. An ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Physicists have developed new software for the life sciences. The software supports the evaluation of microscope-based observations of cell behaviour on micropatterned ... read more

New Optogenetic Tool Moves Proteins Within Cells to Study Biological Changes

Apr. 18, 2016 — Using a new optogenetic technique, scientists forced proteins out of the cell nucleus and into the cytoplasm, where they could no longer do their jobs. The researchers then watched in real time as ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Living cells must alter their external form actively, otherwise functions like cell division would not be possible. Now researchers have developed a synthetic cell model to investigate the ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — New light has been shed on the structure of nuclear pore complex, which plays a crucial role in controlling molecular traffic to a cell’s nucleus. A typical cell has hundreds of these pores, ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Inorganic phosphate is an essential building block of cell membranes, DNA and proteins. All cells therefore need to maintain a sufficient concentration of phosphate in their cytoplasm. But how does a ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Scientists have mapped how thousands of genetic mutations can affect a cell's chances of survival. This is the first time scientists have been able to measure the effects of every possible ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have confirmed the long-standing hypothesis that as people age, they accumulate gene mutations in their mitochondria -- cells' energy source. The team has ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — By using a systemic mtEF4 gene knockout mouse model, researchers have found that mtEF4 knockout damages the oxidative phosphorylation function in germ cells of male mice, thus causing male ... read more

Animal Model for Pediatric Brain Tumor Created

Apr. 13, 2016 — Research scientists have developed a model to explore therapies for a pediatric brain tumor known as choroid plexus ... read more

Genetic Diversity Helps to Limit Infectious Disease

Apr. 13, 2016 — The idea that host diversity can limit disease outbreaks is not new. For example, crop monocultures in agriculture -- which lack genetic diversity -- can suffer severe disease outbreaks that sweep ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Physicists report that temperature gradients within pores in rock could have separated primitive biopolymers on the basis of their sequences -- a vital precondition for the formation of ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Just like humans, when plants are cut they clot at the site of the wound. Just how they do it is has been a botanical mystery until now. Two researchers have uncovered the enzymes that produce this ... read more

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