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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Consumer Knowledge Gap on Genetically Modified Food

May 25, 2016 — While consumers are aware of genetically modified crops and food, their knowledge level is limited and often at odds with the facts, according to a newly published ... read more

Blockade of Histamine Receptors Suppresses Intestinal Anaphylaxis in Peanut Allergy

May 25, 2016 — Simultaneous pre-treatment with antihistamines that block both the H1 and H4 antihistamine receptors suppressed the gastrointestinal symptoms of food allergy in mice, according to ... read more

Harnessing Nature’s Vast Array of Venoms for Drug Discovery

May 24, 2016 — Scientists have invented a method for rapidly identifying venoms that strike a specific target in the body -- and optimizing such venoms for therapeutic ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Bacteria use a form of 'social media' communication, quorum sensing, to monitor how many of their species are in the neighborhood. This is important in the pathogenicity of Vibrio cholerae, ... read more

New Tools to Manipulate Biology

May 24, 2016 — Chemistry has provided many key tools and techniques to the biological community in the last twenty years. We can now make proteins that Mother Nature never thought of, image unique parts of live ... read more

Cell Labelling Via Photobleaching: Precious Ally for Scientific Research

May 24, 2016 — A multidisciplinary team of researchers gives birth to a unique method that enables instant, specific labeling of individual cells, Cell Labelling via Photobleaching (CLaP). This method will become a ... read more

May 23, 2016 — A team of bioengineering researchers has decoded the mechanism that bacteria use to make life-or-death decisions during extremely tough times. The fundamental find could have implications for ... read more

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

May 23, 2016 — Researchers witnessed a rare event and perhaps solved an evolutionary puzzle about how introns, non-coding sequences of DNA located within genes, multiply in a genome. The results address fundamental ... read more

The Trial, Error of Viral Evolution: The Difference Between Fading Out, Pandemic

May 23, 2016 — Investigators are studying viral evolution with the aim of finding knowledge that might help prevent disease. The researchers analyzed multiple studies on three well-known and varied viral families, ... read more

May 23, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have observed the structural changes in carbonic anhydrase. They expect that this will greatly contribute to the future biomedical research and new drug ... read more

The Protein That Mysteriously Assesses Distances

May 23, 2016 — A protein of the ISWI family (Imitation Switch, or nucleosome remodelling motors) is endowed with a special property: despite having no organ of sense it is nonetheless able to assess the length of ... read more

Pathogen: Temperature Influences Gene Expression, Life Cycle in Vibrio Cholerae

May 21, 2016 — Vibrio cholerae infects roughly four million people annually, worldwide, causing severe diarrheal disease, and killing an estimated 140,000 people. Its success as a pathogen belies the challenges ... read more

May 21, 2016 — Medical researchers used neutron analysis to better understand a protein implicated in the replication of HIV, the retrovirus that causes AIDS. The enzyme, known as HIV-1 protease, is a key drug ... read more

Liquid Order: Fluid Self-Organizes Into Structure That Controls Cell Growth, Health

May 20, 2016 — Although known since the 1830s as a round, dark spot in a cell's nucleus, only recently has the nucleolus gotten its full due. Scientists have now discovered how the nucleolus, an organelle with ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Scientists have solved the structure of the Zika virus helicase, which is a key target for antiviral ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A scientific study describes for the first time the function of a signalling pathway –particularly, the pathway of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) - in the differentiation of the planarian ... 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

Factor Preserves DNA Integrity in Bacteria Despite Assault from Antibiotics

May 19, 2016 — A key biochemical enables bacteria to repair otherwise fatal damage to their DNA, including that caused by antibiotics, report scientists. The study results revolve around the delicacy of DNA ... 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

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