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July 30, 2016

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July 30, 2016

July 25, 2016 — The precise mechanisms involved in tomato softening have remained a mystery until now. Research has identified a gene that encodes an enzyme which plays a crucial role in controlling softening of the ... read more

Novel Technique to 'Taste' DNA

July 25, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to selectively sequence fragments of DNA in real time, greatly reducing the time needed to analyze biological ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A study of sepals in Arabidopsis plants reveals the mystery of how uniformity in flowers and organs occurs. In the study, the diverse international team used an interdisciplinary approach that ... read more

July 22, 2016 — A preliminary cell study finds combining curcumin, the active ingredient in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin, a component of milk thistle, inhibited the spread of colon cancer cells and increased ... read more

Parasite Proteins Prompt Immune System to Fight Off Ovarian Tumors in Mice

July 22, 2016 — Scientists identified the specific proteins secreted by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that cause the immune system in mice to attack established ovarian ... read more

Genes Find Their Partners Without Matchmakers

July 22, 2016 — A new study provides more evidence that identical sections of DNA can match up with each other without the help of other ... read more

A 'Smart Dress' for Oil-Degrading Bacteria

July 22, 2016 — The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax ... read more

New Mechanism of Tuberculosis Infection

July 21, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new way that tuberculosis bacteria get into the body, revealing a potential therapeutic angle to ... read more

Scientists Untangle Barr Body of Inactive X Chromosome

July 21, 2016 — Scientists have taken a detailed look inside the small, densely packed structure of the inactive X chromosome found in female mammals called the Barr ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Researchers have engineered a clinically relevant bacterium to produce cancer drugs and then self-destruct and release the drugs at the site of tumors. The approach enables continual production and ... read more

RNA: How Cells Master the Art of Reading Life's Recipes

July 20, 2016 — A research project has closed an important gap in the understanding of a fundamental process of life -- the creation of proteins based on recipes called ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Researchers have put the 'unguarded X hypothesis' to the test and confirmed that differences in lifespan between the sexes, a widespread phenomenon in nature, may indeed be due to the ... read more

July 19, 2016 — A male-killing microbe has now been identified in a tropical butterfly called the African Queen, which leads to the death of all sons when a mother is ... read more

New Study Uses Computer Learning to Provide Quality Control for Genetic Databases

July 19, 2016 — A new study helps to shed light on the transcriptomic differences between different tissues in Arabidopsis, an important model organism, by creating a standardized "atlas" that can ... 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 — Scientists have developed software that allows observing cells for weeks while also measuring molecular properties. The software is freely ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Testosterone plays a major role in controlling behavior associated with masculinity in many mammals. In early development, testosterone is involved in the formation and organization of ... read more

July 19, 2016 — International research has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress, in a breakthrough that could lead to the development of next-generation drought-proof ... read more

Scientists Delve Into 'Black Box' of DNA Research

July 18, 2016 — An unusual DNA repeat element on an inactive X chromosome is actually essential to the overall three-dimensional structure of this female-specific genetic phenomenon, new research has ... 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

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