Archive: 11/25/2008

Proteins strangle cell during division

A Swedish research group has discovered a new mechanism for cell division in a microorganism found in extremely hot and acidic conditions. The results of the research offer insights into evolution, but also into the functioning ...

Nov 25, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 0

Cancer cell 'bodyguard' turned into killer

If you're a cancer cell, you want a protein called Bcl-2 on your side because it decides if you live or die. It's usually a trusted bodyguard, protecting cancer cells from programmed death and allowing them to grow and form ...

Nov 25, 2008 4.5 / 5 (6) 0

Scientists Shed Light on Evolution of Gene Regulation

Scientists at Penn State have shed light on some of the processes that regulate genes -- such as the processes that ensure that proteins are produced at the correct time, place, and amount in an organism -- ...

Nov 25, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

The Physics of Explosives and Blast Helmets

Of all the threats facing U.S. soldiers in combat, among the most dangerous are roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices (IED's). At the 61st Meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics ...

Nov 25, 2008 3.8 / 5 (5) 0