Archive: 10/30/2008

Biologists discover motor protein that rewinds DNA

Two biologists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered the first of a new class of cellular motor proteins that "rewind" sections of the double-stranded DNA molecule that become unwound, ...

Oct 30, 2008 4.6 / 5 (16) 0

Without glial cells, animals lose their senses

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sensory neurons have always put on a good show. But now, it turns out, they'll be sharing the credit. In groundbreaking research to appear in the October 31 issue of Science, Rockefeller Univer ...

Oct 30, 2008 4.7 / 5 (9) 0

Scientists identify machinery that helps make memories

A major puzzle for neurobiologists is how the brain can modify one microscopic connection, or synapse, at a time in a brain cell and not affect the thousands of other connections nearby. Plasticity, the ability of the brain ...

Oct 30, 2008 4.7 / 5 (17) 0

World's rarest big cat gets a check-up

The world's rarest big cat is alive and well. At least one of them, that is, according to researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) who captured and released a female Far Eastern leopard in Russia last week.

Oct 30, 2008 4.3 / 5 (4) 0