Mapping subcellular temperature profiles with genetically-encoded thermosensors
We are living in a bacterial world, and it's impacting us more than previously thought
Microbial Munificence: Iron acquisition strategies in natural bacterioplankton populations
Making a molecular micromap: Imaging the yeast 26S proteasome at near-atomic resolution
From vitro to vivo: Fully automated design of synthetic RNA circuits in living cells
New insights into ancient life: Chromosome segregation in Archaea
Bioengineers invent 'light tube array,' 'bioscilloscope' to test, debug genetic circuits
(Phys.org) —In a significant advance for the growing field of synthetic biology, Rice University bioengineers have created a toolkit of genes and hardware that uses colored lights and engineered bacteria ...
Researchers identify key enzyme found in bacteria responsible for heart valve disease
A disease-causing bacterium found in the mouth needs manganese, a trace mineral, in order to cause a serious heart infection, according to a preclinical study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University ...
Image anomalies cast shadow on acid-bath stem-cell study
Advanced techniques yield new insights into ribosome self-assembly
Ribosomes, the cellular machines that build proteins, are themselves made up of dozens of proteins and a few looping strands of RNA. A new study, reported in the journal Nature, offers new clues about how th ...
Researchers create embryonic stem cells without embryo
(Phys.org) —Since the discovery of human embryonic stem cells, scientists have had high hopes for their use in treating a wider variety of diseases because they are pluripotent, which means they are capable ...
Critical protein discovered for healthy cell growth in mammals
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from Penn State University and the University of California has discovered a protein that is required for the growth of tiny, but critical, hair-like structures called ...
Actin cytonauts at play in the cell
Dispersal patterns key to invasive species' success
In 1859 an Australian farmer named Thomas Austin released 24 grey rabbits from Europe into the wild because it "could do little harm and might provide a touch of home, in addition to a spot of hunting."