• By ScienceDaily   -   May 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 8, 2021

    HOW MITOCHONDRIA MAKE THE CUT

    With the help of their custom-built super-resolution microscope, biophysicists have discovered where and why mitochondria divide, putting...

  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 8, 2021

    PROCESS FOR ELIMINATING UNNEEDED CELLS MAY ALSO PROTECT AGAINST CANCER

    Biologists find cell extrusion, a process that helps organisms eliminated unneeded cells, is triggered when cells can't replicate their...

    Cancer, DNA
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 8, 2021

    GENE THERAPY IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE MOUSE MODEL PRESERVES LEARNING AND MEMORY

    Researchers have used gene therapy to prevent learning and memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, a key step toward eventually...

    Therapies, Gene, Gene Therapy, Research, Genes
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 8, 2021

    NEW BONOBO GENOME FINE TUNES GREAT APE EVOLUTION STUDIES

    A new, high-quality bonobo genome assembly has been constructed. It is allowing scientists to more accurately compare the bonobo genome...

    Genome, Genomics, Genetics, Human Genome
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 8, 2021

    CHEMICAL 'NOSE' SNIFFS CRITICAL DIFFERENCES IN DNA STRUCTURES

    Small changes in the structure of DNA have been implicated in breast cancer and other diseases, but they've been extremely difficult...

    Cancer, Chemical, DNA, Chemicals
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 8, 2021

    EQUIPPING CROP PLANTS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

    Biologists have significantly enhanced the tolerance of blue-green algae to high light levels - with the aid of artificial evolution...

    AIDS, Plants
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 8, 2021

    GM GRASS CLEANSES SOIL OF TOXIC POLLUTANTS LEFT BY MILITARY EXPLOSIVES, NEW STUDY SHOWS

    A grass commonly used to fight soil erosion has been genetically modified to successfully remove toxic chemicals left in the ground...

    Genetics, Chemical, Health, Chemicals, Research, Genetically Modified, Human health
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 8, 2021

    UNRAVELING A MYSTERY OF DINOFLAGELLATE GENOMIC ARCHITECTURE

    New work unravels a longstanding mystery about the relationship between form and function in the genetic material of a diverse group...

    Genetics, Genomics, Genome
  • By ScienceDaily   -   May 8, 2021

    HUMAN ORGAN CHIPS ENABLE COVID-19 DRUG REPURPOSING

    Emulating the human lung airway in vitro identified the SARS-CoV2-inhibiting effects of the antimalarial drug amodiaquine, which is...

    Clinical, Drug, Drugs