Developmental Biology News
May 28, 2017

Latest Headlines
updated 6:40am EDT

More Developmental Biology News
May 28, 2017

May 24, 2017 — Is it possible to watch at the level of single cells how fish embryos become trout, carp or salmon? Researchers have successfully combined two very advanced fluorescence microscopy techniques. The ... read more

Calcium Dynamics Regulating the Timing of Decision-Making in C. Elegans

May 23, 2017 — All animals make decisions according to information, but the detailed mechanism is not known. The researchers found that, a tiny worm chooses the direction in an odor space by mathematically ... read more

Social Networking for the Proteome, Upgraded

May 17, 2017 — Researchers have mapped the interaction partners for proteins encoded by more than 5,800 genes, representing over a quarter of the human genome, according to a new study. The network, dubbed BioPlex ... read more

Venom Becomes More Potent as Brown Snakes Age

May 16, 2017 — The 'blood nuking' capabilities of adult brown snake venom only come about after an amazing transformation. New research has shown the venom of young brown snakes attacks the nervous ... read more

May 15, 2017 — The carnivorous humped bladderwort plant, Utricularia gibba, is a sophisticated predator. It uses vacuum pressure to suck prey into tiny traps at speeds less than a millisecond. A new genomic ... read more

Stem Cells in Plants and Animals Behave Surprisingly Similarly

May 12, 2017 — A new study shows that the behavior of stem cells in plants and animals is surprisingly similar. The researchers were able to produce mathematical equations that reveal very small differences in the ... read more

Study of Worms Reveals 'Selfish Genes' That Encode a Toxin, and Its Antidote

May 11, 2017 — A worm commonly used in lab research possesses a pair of genes that encode both a poison and its antidote, scientists have discovered. The genes represent one of the clearest examples to date of a ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Proper DNA inheritance is essential for healthy chloroplast: the energy center of all plant cells. Researchers discover a new gene in chloroplast that disentangles its DNA for proper plant ... read more

May 11, 2017 — Cell-based therapies could offer a way to treat cartilage injuries before the ultimate damage of osteoarthritis on articular cartilage, a new study suggests. Cartilage-derived chondrocytes can be ... read more

May 10, 2017 — The genome of the fuel-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii has been sequenced by a team of researchers. In addition to sequencing the genome, other genetic facts emerged that ultimately ... read more

Beetroot Juice May Provide Benefits to Heart Disease Patients

May 10, 2017 — A new study finds that dietary nitrate—a compound that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure—may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart ... read more

May 9, 2017 — For all living things to succeed, they must reproduce and have the energy to do so. An organism's ability to extract energy from its surroundings-and to do it better than its competitors-is a ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Researchers have described, for the first time, how plastin, an actin-bundling protein, acts as a molecular rivet, providing global connectivity to the cortex underlying the plasma membrane of ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Annual killifish are an excellent animal model for research on interactions between genes and the environment during development. A new article describes the development of one particular South ... read more

The Evolutionary Story of the Birch Tree, Told Through 80 Genomes

May 8, 2017 — A new study sequences the genomes of 80 silver birch trees, a tree that has not been studied much by scientists despite its commercial value for papermaking, construction, furniture-building and ... read more

Maternal and Paternal Cooperation in Plants

May 8, 2017 — Researchers disprove the assumption that parents conflict with one another during a plant's embryonic development, explains a new ... read more

May 8, 2017 — Bioengineers who specialize in creating tools for synthetic biology have unveiled the latest version of their 'biofunction generator and bioscilloscope,' an optogenetic platform that uses ... read more

May 5, 2017 — Researchers discovered a small RNA molecule in cyanobacteria that affects metabolic ... read more

Teasing Apart the Effects of Higher Mutation Load on Fitness

May 4, 2017 — As animals increasingly acquire interacting mutations that result in loss of gene function, the relative decline in their fitness may only be exacerbated, a new study in humans and fruit flies ... read more

How Epigenetic Changes in DNA Are Interpreted

May 4, 2017 — A new study maps out how different DNA-binding proteins in human cells react to certain biochemical modifications of the DNA molecule. The scientists report that some 'master' regulatory ... read more

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017