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
Scientists generate "mini-kidney" structures from human stem cells
(Phys.org) —Diseases affecting the kidneys represent a major and unsolved health issue worldwide. The kidneys rarely recover function once they are damaged by disease, highlighting the urgent need for better ...
Induced pluripotent stem cells reveal differences between humans and great apes
Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have, for the first time, taken chimpanzee and bonobo skin cells and turned them into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a type of cell that has ...
The inheritance of the primary cilium and the soul of the cell
Innate virus-killing power discovered in mammals
Scientists have a promising new approach to combating deadly human viruses thanks to an educated hunch by University of California, Riverside microbiology professor Shou-Wei Ding, and his 20 years of research ...
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 ...
The machinery of mitosis: Kinetechores, centrioles and chromosome pumps
How a 'mistake' in a single-cell organism is actually a rewrite essential to life
A tiny but unexpected change to a segment of RNA in a single-cell organism looks a lot like a mistake, but is instead a change to the genetic information that is essential to the organism's survival.
Better protein creation may be secret of longevity for the world's longest-living rodent
Naked mole rats have what any animal would want. They live long lives—about 30 years—and stay healthy until the very end. Now biologists at the University of Rochester have new insights into the animal's ...