• By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    THE INCREDIBLE BACTERIAL 'HOMING MISSILES' THAT SCIENTISTS WANT TO HARNESS

    Imagine there are arrows that are lethal when fired on your enemies yet harmless if they fall on your friends. It's easy to see how...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    SCIENTISTS DISCOVER 'JUMPING' GENES THAT CAN PROTECT AGAINST BLOOD CANCERS

    New research has uncovered a surprising role for so-called 'jumping' genes that are a source of genetic mutations responsible for a...

    Research, Genetics, DNA, Discovery, Cancer, Gene, Genes
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    HOW TO TAME A RESTLESS GENOME

    LTR retrotransposons are small stretches of DNA that can move around the genome. Researchers figured out how cells keep these 'jumping...

    Research, Genome, Genomics, DNA, Gene, Genes
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    ENERGY TRANSMISSION BY GOLD NANOPARTICLES COUPLED TO DNA STRUCTURES

    Using DNA structures as scaffolds, scientists hae shown that precisely positioned gold nanoparticles can serve as efficient energy...

    DNA, Energy
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    RESEARCH SHOWS CYTONEMES DISTRIBUTE WNT PROTEINS IN VERTEBRATE TISSUE

    Scientists have made a pivotal breakthrough in understanding the way in which cells communicate with each other.

    Tissue, Research, Protein
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    LIVING FOSSILS: MICROBE DISCOVERED IN EVOLUTIONARY STASIS FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS

    Research has revealed that a group of microbes found deep underground in three continents have been at an evolutionary standstill for...

    Microbes, Discovery, Research, BioTechnology
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    BIOLOGISTS CREATE BETTER METHOD TO CULTURE CELLS FOR TESTING DRUG TOXICITY

    Researchers have discovered that by changing two components of the media used to culture the cells, they can make liver cancer cells...

    Cancer, Drugs, Drug, Research
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    PNA-BASED TECHNIQUE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE GENE EDITING TOOLKIT

    A peptide nucleic acid-based gene editing technique is an essential part of the gene editing toolkit in addition to CRISPR-Cas systems.

    PNA, Genes, Gene
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    NEW BIOSENSOR MAKES CONTROL HORMONE AUXIN VISIBLE IN CELLS

    The hormone auxin is of central importance for the development of plants. Scientists have now developed a novel sensor that makes the...

    Research, Plants
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    ORIGINS OF LIFE COULD HAVE STARTED WITH DNA-LIKE XNAS

    Experiments show how molecules that might have existed in early Earth can come together, with the potential to form DNA precursors.

    DNA
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    JUNCTIONS BETWEEN THREE CELLS SERVE AS GATEWAYS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF SUBSTANCES

    Developmental biologists have discovered that during egg development in fruit flies, intercellular gaps open between epithelial cells...

    Protein
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    GENOME SEQUENCING REVEALS A NEW SPECIES OF BUMBLEBEE

    While studying genetic diversity in bumblebees in the Rocky Mountains, USA, researchers discovered a new species. They named it Bombus...

    USA, Genetics, Genomics, Genome, Research
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM VANISHING WILDLIFE SPECIES: THE CASE OF THE PYRENEAN IBEX

    The sad history of the Pyrenean Ibex is a powerful example of species loss due to causes related to human activity. DNA analyses of...

    DNA
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    EUCALYPTUS TREES CAN BE GENETICALLY MODIFIED NOT TO INVADE NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS

    Eucalyptus, a pest-resistant evergreen valued for its hardy lumber and wellness-promoting oil, can be genetically modified not to reproduce...

    Oil, Genetics, Genetically Modified
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    NEW WASP SPECIES DISCOVERED IN NORWAY

    Cuckoo wasps are notoriously difficult to tell apart. Now an extremely rare species has been discovered based on the chemical language...

    Chemical, Chemicals
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    HOW THE FLY SELECTS ITS REPRODUCTIVE MALE

    A team has discovered an RNA coding for a micro-peptide - a very small protein - that plays a crucial role in the competition between...

    RNA, Biology, Biologic, Biological, Protein
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    A NOVEL FORM OF CELLULAR LOGISTICS

    Biophysicists have shown that a phenomenon known as diffusiophoresis, which can lead to a directed particle transport, can occur in...

    Cellular, Biological, Biology, Biologic
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    BEING TOP BABOON COSTS MALES THEIR LONGEVITY

    A male baboon's social dominance requires constant physical defense and leaves its mark on his genes. Tracing the activity of 500 methylation...

    Physics, Research, Genome, Genes, Gene, Genomics
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    SOURCE OF ZIKA NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DEFECTS

    A study identified how microcephaly and blindness may develop in Zika-infected fetuses, as well as a new way to potentially prevent...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   Apr 12, 2021

    RADICAL ATTACK ON LIVE CELLS

    Is there a way to chemically manipulate small, confined areas on cellular surfaces? Scientists have developed a microfluidic probe...

    Research, Chemical, Chemicals, Cellular