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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

July 19, 2016 — Zebrafish are becoming more and more popular as a research model for human disease. Along with mice and humans, they are one of the most commonly studied animals in biomedical ... read more

July 19, 2016 — A new study suggests that sporadic bursts of gene activity may be important features of genetic regulation rather than just occasional mishaps. The researchers found that snippets of DNA called ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Look into any nutrient-rich pond almost anywhere in the world and you will find Daphnia pulex, a tiny crustacean (also called a water flea) that is a source of food for fish and fascination for ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Scientists have developed software that allows observing cells for weeks while also measuring molecular properties. The software is freely ... read more

Synthetic Membranes Created to Mimic Properties of Living Cells

July 18, 2016 — Biochemists have developed artificial cell membranes that grow and remodel themselves in a manner similar to that of living mammalian ... read more

Defective HIV DNA Can Encode HIV-Related Proteins

July 18, 2016 — Investigators have discovered that cells from HIV-infected people whose virus is suppressed with treatment harbor defective HIV DNA that can nevertheless be transcribed into a template for producing ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Researchers use programmed bacteria as gas sensors that help them 'see' into soil to learn about the behavior of the microbial communities ... read more

July 18, 2016 — After 20 years of searching, scientists discover the mystic gene controlling vessel and blood cell growth in the ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Scientists are learning how cells make the decision to become T ... read more

Battling Toxoplasmosis: International Team Describes Step-by-Step Progress

July 15, 2016 — Researchers from 14 leading institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and France suggest novel approaches that could hasten the development of better medications for people suffering from ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Researchers have published an in-depth analysis of a comprehensive molecular atlas of brain development in the non-human primate. This analysis uncovers features of the genetic code underlying brain ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Aging, neurodegenerative disorders and metabolic disease are all linked to mitochondria, structures within our cells that generate chemical energy and maintain their own DNA. In a fundamental ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Biophysics: As they age, more and more defects arise in most organisms. Researchers have discovered that microorganisms like bacteria can keep a colony young by practicing a common strategy for ... read more

Extracting the Content of Single Living Cells

July 14, 2016 — Biologists are increasingly interested in the behavior of individual cells, rather than the one of an entire cell population. A new method could revolutionize single cell analysis. The technology ... read more

Extensive Variation Revealed in 1,001 Genomes and Epigenomes of Arabidopsis

July 14, 2016 — An international team of scientists has sequenced the whole genomes and epigenomes of more than 1,000 Arabidopsis thaliana plants, sampled from geographically diverse locations. The collection of ... read more

Protein Pairs Make Cells Remember

July 14, 2016 — Even single cells are able to remember information if they receive the order from their proteins. Researchers have discovered that proteins form pairs to give the signal for storing information in ... read more

Cell Death: How a Protein Drives Immune Cells to Suicide

July 14, 2016 — For some pathogens, attack is the best form of defense -- they enter immune cells of the human body. However, if they are detected in their hidden niche, the infected cell kills itself to re-expose ... read more

July 14, 2016 — The very first bony fish on Earth was susceptible to arthritis, according to a new discovery that may fast-track therapeutic research in preventing or easing the nation's most common cause of ... read more

July 13, 2016 — The planktonic organism <em>Oikopleura dioica</em>, an animal model in the study of evolution and embryonic development in our phylum (chordates), has lost most of the genes related to ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in the world's first visualization of a peptidoglycan 'wall' present in the chloroplasts of bryophytes (moss plants). Until now, chloroplasts of green plants ... read more

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