New insights into ancient life: Chromosome segregation in Archaea
3-D deep-imaging advance likely to drive new biological insights
In a significant technical advance, a team of neuroscientists at The Rockefeller University has devised a fast, inexpensive imaging method for probing the molecular intricacies of large biological samples ...
The origins of multicellular life
The biological world around us is dominated by multicellular plants and animals. All of these intricate forms have evolved from far simpler, single celled ancestors.
Scientists' new analysis of plant proteins advances our understanding of photosynthesis
A world without plants would be a world without oxygen, uninhabitable for us and for many creatures. We know plants release oxygen by absorbing carbon dioxide and breaking down water using sunlight through ...
Amazon fungi found that eat polyurethane, even without oxygen
Microbial Munificence: Iron acquisition strategies in natural bacterioplankton populations
No junk: Long RNA mimics DNA, restrains hormone responses
It arises from what scientists previously described as "junk DNA" or "the dark matter of the genome," but this gene is definitely not junk.
Gene activity and transcript patterns visualized for the first time in thousands of single cells
Biologists of the University of Zurich have developed a method to visualize the activity of genes in single cells. The method is so efficient that, for the first time, a thousand genes can be studied in parallel ...
Scientists smash barrier to growing organs from stem cells
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have overcome one of the greatest challenges in biology and taken a major step toward being able to grow whole organs and tissues ...
Researchers discover ancient virus DNA remnants necessary for pluripotency in humans
Japan scientists make see-through mice
Researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center in Japan, together with collaborators from the University of Tokyo, have developed a method that combines tissue decolorization and light-sheet fluorescent ...
Tarantula toxin is used to report on electrical activity in live cells
Crucial experiments to develop a novel probe of cellular electrical activity were conducted in the Neurobiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in 2013. Today, that optical probe, which combines ...
Researchers grow norovirus in human cells
University of Florida researchers have grown a human norovirus in a cell culture dish, finally opening the door to developing medications for fighting the intestinal scourge that strikes tens of millions ...
Scientists replicate key evolutionary step in life on earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- More than 500 million years ago, single-celled organisms on Earth's surface began forming multi-cellular clusters that ultimately became plants and animals.