• By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    ESOPHAGEAL CANCERS RESURRECT ANCIENT RETROVIRUSES HIDDEN IN OUR GENOME

    Scientists have found that many esophageal cancers turn on ancient viral DNA embedded in our genome, a finding that could lead to improvements...

    Genome, Genomics, Cancer, DNA
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    HOW LEGIONELLA MAKES ITSELF AT HOME

    Scientists have discovered a key protein that helps the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease to set up house in the cells of...

    Protein
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    IMPLANTED WIRELESS DEVICE TRIGGERS MICE TO FORM INSTANT BOND

    Researchers have wirelessly programmed - and then deprogrammed - mice to socially interact with one another in real time. The advancement...

    Research
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    SCIENTISTS DEVELOP BETTER WAY TO BLOCK VIRUSES THAT CAUSE CHILDHOOD RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS

    By engineering a short chunk of protein, or peptide, that can prevent the attachment of human parainfluenza viruses to cells, researchers...

    Virus, Research, Protein, Engineering
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    AS GLOBAL CLIMATE SHIFTS, FORESTS' FUTURES MAY BE CAUGHT IN THE WIND

    Forests' ability to adapt to the disruptions wrought by climate change may depend, in part, on the eddies and swirls of global wind...

    Genetics
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    ROBOTIC FLEXING: BIOLOGICALLY INSPIRED ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES MADE FROM MOTOR PROTEINS

    Scientists have devised a biologically inspired strategy to produce artificial muscle that self-assembles from motor proteins. Their...

    Protein, Biological, Biology, Biologic
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    NEW MECHANISM FOR TERMINATING TRANSCRIPTION OF DNA INTO RNA IN BACTERIA

    A bacterial protein helps to stop transcription - the process of making RNA copies of DNA to carry out the functions of the cell -...

    RNA, Protein, Cellular, DNA, Genomics, Genome
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    THE LEGUME FAMILY TREE

    The most comprehensive study of the family tree for legumes, the plant family that includes beans, soybeans, peanuts, and many other...

    Plants, Genomics, Genome
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    DISTINCT CELL-TO-CELL COMMUNICATION PROCESSES CONTROLLED DIFFERENTLY

    Cells talk to each other to coordinate nutrition, waste removal, energy use, and, in some cases, disease progression. The cells that...

    Tissue, Energy
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    RESEARCHERS SPEED IDENTIFICATION OF DNA REGIONS THAT REGULATE GENE EXPRESSION

    Scientists have developed a highly efficient method to address a major challenge in biology - identifying the genetic 'switches' that...

    DNA, Genetics, Biology, Biological, Biologic, Research, Genes, Gene
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    NEW EVIDENCE LINKS GUT BACTERIA AND NEURODEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS

    A new study establishes a link between specific bacteria species and physical manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases.

    Physics
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    CELL CYTOSKELETON AS TARGET FOR NEW ACTIVE AGENTS

    Through a unique combination of computer simulations and laboratory experiments, researchers have discovered new binding sites for...

    Research, Protein, Computers, Cancer
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    THE ORIGIN OF REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS

    Early in fetal development, a mass of cells known as the bipotential gonad has the possibility of giving rise either to ovaries or...

    Research
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    FROM YEAST TO HYPHA: HOW CANDIDA ALBICANS MAKES THE SWITCH

    A protein called Sir2 may facilitate C. albicans' transition from ovoid yeast to thread-like hypha. C. albicans cells that were missing...

    Protein, Genes, Gene
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    BACTERIAL DNA CAN BE READ EITHER FORWARDS OR BACKWARDS

    Bacteria contain symmetry in their DNA signals that enable them to be read either forwards or backwards, according to new findings...

    Genes, DNA, Gene
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    MICROALGAE BIOFUELS: CHANGING CARBOHYDRATES INTO LIPIDS

    Engineers have developed a technique to repartition carbon resources from carbohydrates to lipids in microalgae. It is hoped that this...

    Biofuels, Applied, Biofuel, Engineering
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    BLOCKING VIRUSES' EXIT STRATEGY

    Tests of a new antiviral that aims to prevent the deadly Marburg virus from spreading in the body show promise, according to a new...

    Virus
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    TRACKING DOWN THE TINIEST OF FORCES: HOW T CELLS DETECT INVADERS

    What happens on a molecular level, when our immune system detects antigens? Scientists have found out, how T cells exert tiny forces...

    Immunity
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    3D BIOPRINTING TECHNIQUE CONTROLS CELL ORIENTATION

    Scientists have developed a new approach for directing cell orientation within deposited hydrogel fibers via a method called multicompartmental...

    Fibers
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 11, 2021

    A TRAIT OF THE RARE FEW WHOSE BODIES NATURALLY CONTROL HIV: 'TRAINED' IMMUNE CELLS

    Scientists have discover that 'elite controllers' have myeloid dendritic cells that display characteristics of trained innate immune...

    Nature, Immunity