• By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    FILLING THE GAPS: CONNECTING GENES TO DISEASES THROUGH PROTEINS

    Hundreds of connections between different human diseases have been uncovered through their shared origin in our genome, challenging...

    Genetics, Gene, Clinical, Genomics, Protein, Genes, Genome
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    HOW TO PROGRAM DNA ROBOTS TO POKE AND PROD CELL MEMBRANES

    A discovery of how to build little blocks out of DNA and get them to stick to lipids has implications for biosensing and mRNA vaccines.

    Discovery, Vaccine, Vaccines, DNA
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    KEY PROTEIN LINKED TO APPETITE AND OBESITY IN MICE

    Researchers have identified a protein that plays a key role in how the brain regulates appetite and metabolism. Loss of the protein,...

    Brain, Protein, Research, Obesity
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    HOW BACTERIA CREATE A PIGGY BANK FOR THE LEAN TIMES: BASIC SCIENCE DISCOVERY COULD LEAD TO IMPROVED BIOMATERIAL PRODUCTION

    Bacteria can store extra resources for the lean times. It's a bit like keeping a piggy bank or carrying a backup battery pack. One...

    BioTechnology, Energy, Nature, Biomaterials, Discovery, Science
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    CELLULAR ENVIRONMENTS SHAPE MOLECULAR ARCHITECTURE

    An important cellular structure called the nuclear pore complex has larger dimensions than previously thought. A research team made...

    Environment, Research, Cellular, Discovery
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    SCIENTISTS MAP BRAIN CIRCUIT THAT DRIVES ACTIVITY IN FERTILE FEMALES

    Scientists have known for a century that female animals become more active just as they are about to ovulate, a behavior that evolved...

    Animals, Brain
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    METABOLIC RESTORATION IN HIV-INFECTED PATIENTS AS A THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

    Medical researchers have shown that optimizing the energy metabolism of key cells enables people with HIV-1 to better defend themselves...

    Energy, Therapeutics, Virus, Research
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    AIDED BY STEM CELLS, A LIZARD REGENERATES A PERFECT TAIL FOR FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 250 MILLION YEARS

    Lizards can regrow severed tails, making them the closest relative to humans that can regenerate a lost appendage. But in lieu of the...

    AIDS
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    BIG DIFFERENCES FOUND IN MALE AND FEMALE JOJOBA PLANT SEX GENES

    Hot desert sex has resulted in major genetic differences between male and female jojoba plants - one of only 6 percent of plants that...

    DNA, Plants, Genes, Discovery, Research, Gene, Genetics, Environmental
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    NEW PROTEINS ENABLE SCIENTISTS TO CONTROL CELL ACTIVITIES

    Scientists have developed new controlled proteins and used to switch cellular activities on and off like a light bulb.

    Protein, Cellular
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    FREEZING FRUIT FLIES FOR FUTURE FUNCTION

    Researchers demonstrate a new technique for the cryopreservation of fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Frozen Drosophila primordial...

    Research, Genetics
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    SOLVING MYSTERY OF RARE CANCERS DIRECTLY CAUSED BY HIV

    For nearly a decade, scientists have known that HIV integrates itself into genes in cells that have the potential to cause cancer....

    Gene, Cancer, Immunity, Genes, Animals
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    STRESS ON MOTHERS CAN INFLUENCE BIOLOGY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS

    Biologists have found that mother roundworms can pass stress signals to future generations. The biologists report a mother roundworm...

    Biologic, Biological, Biology
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    CATCHING MALARIA EVOLUTION IN THE ACT

    Researchers can now detect brand new mutations in individual malaria parasites infecting humans. Such high resolution could help us...

    Immunity, Research, Drug, Drugs
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    PHAGE THERAPY RESEARCH BRINGS SCIENTISTS A STEP CLOSER TO HARNESSING VIRUSES TO FIGHT ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

    Phage therapy is the concept of using viruses to kill bacteria, instead of using antibiotics. Until now, experiments have largely focussed...

    Antibiotics, Research, Therapies, Bacterium, Food, Virus, Genetics
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    NEW TECHNIQUE COMBINES SINGLE-CELL AND METAGENOMIC ANALYSES TO CHARACTERIZE MICROBES

    Metagenomic analysis has greatly advanced our understanding of the complex human microbiome without the need for extensive bacterial...

    Research, Genomics, Genome, Microbes
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    SEQUENCING THE UNKNOWN MADE EASY: METAPLATANUS IMPROVES METAGENOME ASSEMBLY

    Metagenome sequencing of 'tricky' gene pools has been ridden with issues during assembly of sequenced DNA fragments, which can now...

    Gene, Genes, DNA
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    COMMON RESPIRATORY VIRUS MANIPULATES IMMUNE GENES TO PROTECT ITSELF

    Researchers have discovered that the viral protein NS1 from respiratory syncytial virus alters the activity of immune genes, sabotaging...

    Research, Immunity, Virus, Protein, Gene, Genes
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    ‘SELECTIVE PROMISCUITY,' CHAPERONES AND THE SECRETS OF CELLULAR HEALTH

    A team of researchers has announced a major new advance in understanding how our genetic information eventually translates into functional...

    Cellular, Protein, Cancer, Genetics, Health, Research
  • By ScienceDaily   -   Oct 18, 2021

    MOLECULAR SCALES ON BIOLOGICAL MEMBRANES

    With mass-sensitive particle tracking scientists can determine location and size changes of unlabeled proteins on membranes

    Biology, Biological, Biologic, Protein