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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Bugs for Thought: Gut Bacteria Tell the Brain What Animals Should Eat

Apr. 25, 2017 — Could the bacteria that inhabit our gut influence our food choices? A new study shows, for the first time, that this idea may not be as far-fetched as it seems. Neuroscientists have discovered that ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers have developed methods to use data from FRAP, an experiment used to study how molecules move inside cells, in ways it's never been used ... read more

Understanding the Correct Architectures of IMM Proteins

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new technique to understand the correct architectures of IMM proteins, using special chemical ... read more

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 — 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

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

Apr. 18, 2017 — Frogs' skins were known to secrete peptides that defend them against bacteria. A new research finding suggests that the peptides represent a resource for antiviral drug discovery as ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique that works rapidly to sort through ... 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

Apr. 17, 2017 — Researchers have developed a way to make extremely high-resolution images of tissue samples, at a fraction of the cost of other techniques with similar resolution. Known as iterative expansion ... 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

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. 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

Apr. 13, 2017 — There are many processes that take place in cells that are essential for life. Two of these, transcription and translation, allow the genetic information stored in DNA to be deciphered into the ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — To function properly and propel the bacterium, the flagellum requires all of its components to fit together to exacting measurements. In a new study, researchers report the eludication of a mechanism ... read more

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