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Apr. 20, 2017 — Each cell of our body is the result of an orchestra of sophisticated mechanisms that control which genes are and are not expressed at any given time. Partly, this is possible thanks to the ... read more

Looping the Genome: How Cohesin Does the Trick

Apr. 20, 2017 — Twenty years ago, the protein complex cohesin was first described by researchers. They found that its shape strikingly corresponds to its function: when a cell divides, the ring-shaped structure of ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — A researcher has finally pinpointed the cause of a serious neurologic disease in a colony of rats. New research has just shown that the rat abnormality closely resembles a rare human mutation that ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Scientists have sequenced the entire genomes of four bear species, making it now possible to analyze the evolutionary history of all bears at the genome level. It shows that gene flow, or gene ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — The mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells has now been revealed by a research team. This discovery could contribute to the development of biofuels, they ... read more

Plant Protein May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes, Meat Eaters at Greater Risk

Apr. 19, 2017 — A new study adds to the growing body of evidence indicating that the source of dietary protein may play a role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that plant protein was ... read more

Extraordinary Resilience of Deadly Bacterium Explained

Apr. 19, 2017 — Researchers have identified how the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa uses tension-activated membrane channels to stop itself from swelling up and bursting when it is suddenly exposed to ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — A new strain of red-eyed mutant wasps has been brought into the world by a team of scientists. The wasps were created to prove that CRISPR gene-slicing technology can be used successfully on the tiny ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — The dawn of the Animal Kingdom began with a collagen scaffold that enabled the organization of cells into tissues, scientists report in a new ... read more

Researchers Identify Tactic Dengue Virus Uses to Delay Triggering Immune Response

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers describe novel mechanism cells use to recognize earliest stages of infection and how virus evades triggering an immune ... read more

Sat Nav for Bread Wheat Uncovers Hidden Genes

Apr. 18, 2017 — Over two billion people worldwide rely on wheat as a staple food, but attempts to sequence its genome have been thwarted by its complexity. Scientists have now developed new methods, creating the ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — A gene that influences grain yield in grasses related to food crops has been discovered by a team of ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have released the annual Winter Study detailing updates on the ecology of Isle Royale National Park, which indicates no change in their small population of ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Culminating a nearly 10 year effort, researchers have determined the atomic resolution structure of a key molecule that translates signals from a cell’s local environment into a language that the ... read more

New HIV Reservoir Discovered

Apr. 17, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new cell in the body where HIV persists despite treatment. This discovery has major implications for cure ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Geneticists have developed an effective method for identifying the plant genes that produce the chemical ammunition plants use to protect themselves from predation and is a natural source of many ... read more

Traces of Zika Found in Asian Tiger Mosquito in Brazil

Apr. 14, 2017 — In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — A wild-born, pure Australian desert dingo called Sandy Maliki has taken out first place in the World's Most Interesting Genome competition. The UNSW-led proposal to have Sandy's DNA decoded ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Nematodes are a huge threat to agriculture since they parasitize important crops such as wheat, soybean, and banana; but plants can defend themselves. Researchers have identified a protein that ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — The bacterium that causes gonorrhea infects the female reproductive tract by breaking connections between cells in the tract's protective lining, according to new ... read more

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