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May 23, 2017

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May 22, 2017 — Researchers have modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight monkeys that received it against challenge with the virulent Plasmodium falciparum ... 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

May 17, 2017 — Researchers have invented new tools for decoding and controlling signalling circuits in living cells with flashes of light. In principle, any cellular circuit can now be targeted with the new method. ... read more

May 15, 2017 — As part of a project dedicated to modeling how single-celled purple bacteria turn light into food, a team of computational scientists simulated a complete ATP synthase in all-atom detail. The work ... read more

May 15, 2017 — Some people travel to northern California for wine. However, one plant biologist treks to the Golden State for clover. The lessons of plant diversity and competition learned from a clover patch can ... 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

Immune Cells Rely on Receptor to Signal Counterattack on Parasitic Worm

May 12, 2017 — Immune cells, called macrophages, may rely on a compound to signal an attack to beat back attacks from parasitic worms, according to an international team of ... read more

'Molecular Prosthetics' Can Replace Missing Proteins to Treat Disease

May 11, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated that a small molecule can transport iron in human cells and live animals when proteins that normally do the same job are missing, a condition that often causes severe ... read more

May 11, 2017 — The aquatic environment is full of tantalizing chemicals that can guide a fish to mates or meals. Now, scientists in Japan have identified the olfactory receptor and brain circuitry that picks up 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 — The first analysis of how proteins are arranged in a cell was published today in Science, revealing that a large portion of human proteins can be found in more than one location in a given ... read more

Rare Feline Genetic Disorders Identified Through Whole Genome Sequencing

May 11, 2017 — Veterinary neurologists found a genetic link between degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease in people. Now they have found that a ... 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

May 10, 2017 — Until now, scientists have only had a murky understanding of how these relationships arise. Now they have an answer. It's good news and bad news, germophobes: The bad news? Mutualistic bacteria ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Scientists report that they now know how to build a molecular Trojan horse that can penetrate gram-negative bacteria, solving a problem that for decades has stalled the development of effective new ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Bacteria in the gut microbiome drive the formation of cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), clusters of dilated, thin-walled blood vessels in the brain that can cause stroke and seizures. The ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Using fruit flies, researchers say they have identified a specific and very small set of brain cells -- dubbed dopamine wedge neurons -- responsible for driving the insects' food preferences ... read more

How Cells Combat Salmonella

May 10, 2017 — With drug resistance being on the rise worldwide, bacterial infections pose one of the greatest global threats to human health. By deciphering the host-pathogen interaction on a molecular level, ... read more

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