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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

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

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

July 18, 2016 — Scientists have captured atomic level snapshots showing how one key enzyme modifies a protein involved in turning genes on or off inside cells. Understanding this process helps explain how complex ... read more

New Discoveries About Photosynthesis May Lead to Solar Cells of the Future

July 18, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have successfully measured in detail the flow of solar energy, in and between different parts of a photosynthetic organism. The result is a first step in research that ... read more

Malnutrition, Shaping Up to Be a First World Problem

July 18, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that a bad diet has consequences on your immune system even before you notice an increase in body weight. Mice were fed a Western-style high fat diet for nine weeks. They ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Scientists are learning how cells make the decision to become T ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Scaffolding and specialized workers help with the delivery of ribosomes, say biochemists, who, through study, have gained new insights into ... read more

July 15, 2016 — A new type of HIV drug currently being tested works in an unusual way, scientists have found. They also discovered that when the virus became resistant to early versions of these drugs, it did not do ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Aging, neurodegenerative disorders and metabolic disease are all linked to mitochondria, structures within our cells that generate chemical energy and maintain their own DNA. In a fundamental ... read more

Physical Cause for Cell Death in Dry Preservation of Embryos

July 14, 2016 — Brine shrimp do it, water bears do it, why can't we dry preserve snow leopard or golden toad embryos and keep them on the shelf? A new study has determined that a critical issue in dry ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Without simple repeating sequences of the DNA 'letters' GA on the X chromosome, distinct genders could never have evolved, at least in flies and mosquitoes, report ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Biophysics: As they age, more and more defects arise in most organisms. Researchers have discovered that microorganisms like bacteria can keep a colony young by practicing a common strategy for ... read more

Extracting the Content of Single Living Cells

July 14, 2016 — Biologists are increasingly interested in the behavior of individual cells, rather than the one of an entire cell population. A new method could revolutionize single cell analysis. The technology ... read more

Protein Pairs Make Cells Remember

July 14, 2016 — Even single cells are able to remember information if they receive the order from their proteins. Researchers have discovered that proteins form pairs to give the signal for storing information in ... read more

Cell Death: How a Protein Drives Immune Cells to Suicide

July 14, 2016 — For some pathogens, attack is the best form of defense -- they enter immune cells of the human body. However, if they are detected in their hidden niche, the infected cell kills itself to re-expose ... read more

July 14, 2016 — A new strain of bacteria that spins out extremely thin and highly conductive wires made up of solely of non-toxic, natural amino acids has been developed by scientists. They say the wires, which ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Chemists have succeeded in using computer simulations to elucidate transient structures in proteins. Researchers have set out, in a new article, how computer simulations of details at the atomic ... read more

July 13, 2016 — The planktonic organism <em>Oikopleura dioica</em>, an animal model in the study of evolution and embryonic development in our phylum (chordates), has lost most of the genes related to ... read more

July 13, 2016 — By looking into the mechanism of a backward enzyme, scientists speculate why DNA replication always happens in the forward direction. The team speculate that the reverse-direction enzyme is not used ... read more

Microalgae: Promising Future Resource?

July 13, 2016 — New technological developments allow for a significant decrease in the resources necessary for microalgae production. This could lead to an increase in the use of microalgae in a wide range of ... read more

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