Archive: 10/17/2006

Fruit fly 'hibernation' linked to single important gene

University of Toronto at Mississauga scientists have isolated a gene responsible for whether or not fruit flies ‘overwinter’ – that is, whether they will stop reproducing and go into a rest state as days get shorter ...

Oct 17, 2006 4.6 / 5 (10) 0

Sea coral hope for fighting gastroenteritis

A molecule found in coral is effective in fighting the type of virus that causes gastroenteritis, giving hope for the development of better treatments for the illness, according to new research. At present, ...

Oct 17, 2006 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Biofuel cells without the bio cells

Proteins keep cells humming. Some are enzymes that taxi electrons to chemicals outside the cell, to discharge excess energy generated during metabolism. This maintains energy flow in the cell and, in turn, ...

Oct 17, 2006 4.5 / 5 (21) 0