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October 21, 2016

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Oct. 21, 2016 — Researchers have revealed the molecular events leading to the regulation of cell growth and proliferation in response to stiffness of the extracellular matrix that surrounds ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Biologists have been contemplating evolutionary change since Charles Darwin first explained it. Using modern molecular tools and fieldwork, biologists have demonstrated for the first time that ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Eukaryotic cells, including human cells, form paired condensed chromosomes before cell division. The paired chromosomes are then equally divided into the daughter cells. Prokaryotic cells, including ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Maintaining the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres, allows cells to continuously divide and achieve immortality. In a new study, researchers have developed a first-of-its- kind system to observe ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Algae with altered intracellular signaling have increased oil yields, report scientists. This finding may represent a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Many fungi damage or even kill plants. But there are also plant-friendly fungi: Most land plants live in close community with arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AM fungi) that stimulate their growth. ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Of the many elusive grails of agricultural biotechnology, the ability to confer nitrogen fixation into non-leguminous plants such as cereals ranks near the very top, say ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Scientists have found a way to nearly double the efficiency with which a commonly used industrial yeast strain converts plant sugars to biofuel. The newly engineered "super yeast" could ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Pathogenic bacteria use small RNA molecules to adapt to their environment. Infection researchers have now pinpointed a protein involved in regulating the activity of these ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A device called the TreadWheel can be used to study the benefits of exercise on fruit flies, new research suggests. The researchers observed that across all genotypes the gentle TreadWheel exerciser ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — A hybrid species of all-female fish in the north Pacific Ocean may have survived for an uncharacteristically long period of time by switching mating species, say ... read more

Oct. 16, 2016 — The existing genetic diversity of California Condors, all of which are descended from just 14 individuals, is strikingly low. But were condors more genetically diverse before their 20th century ... read more

Human Transport Has Unpredictable Genetic, Evolutionary Consequences for Marine Species

Oct. 14, 2016 — Human activities, such as shipping, are having a noticeable impact on marine species and their native habitats. New research says that human forms of transport can disrupt natural genetic patterns ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Researchers reveal how mould from humidity caused by rotting fruits and vegetables unfolds a surprising strategy to infect ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Spraying barley crops with RNA molecules that inhibit fungus growth could help protect the plants against disease, according to a new study. Plant diseases caused by fungi that grow on crops ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — The South Hills crossbill, potentially a newly discovered species of finch, has evolved over the past 6,000 years with a unique dependence on its food source, the Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine, in a ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — A home appliance that grows the ingredients for a healthy meal within a week from plant cells is no longer science fiction. The first 3D-printed CellPod prototype is already producing ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — A group of researchers reports on the structure and function of a novel protein named “Calredoxin”. Calredoxin binds calcium and catalyzes in dependence of its binding, redox reactions, ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — Bacteria are immortal as long as they keep dividing. For decades it has been assumed that a continuous, proteinaceous ring is necessary to drive the division of most microorganisms. An international ... read more

Oct. 11, 2016 — The African naked mole rat is an odd, homely creature with the closest thing to real-life super powers on earth. These small rodents can live for 32 years, they are cancer-resistant, and they are ... read more

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