Focusing the phenotype: Controlling genetic expression through external feedback
Philippine tarsier gets boost from Kansas research, and genetic proof of a new variety
It's not a monkey. It's not a lemur. It's not an African Bush Baby or even a Madagascan Mouse. Meet the Philippine tarsier: a tiny, adorable and downright "cool" primate from Southeast Asia.
Sequencing the genome of salamanders
University of Kentucky biologist Randal Voss is sequencing the genome of salamanders. Though we share many of the same genes, the salamander genome is massive compared to our own, about 10 times as large.
Fly dreams and the boundaries of evolutionary science
Manatees could lose their endangered species status
About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened ...
Please Don't Eat the Daisies: The macroevolution of alternate plant defense strategies
Making a molecular micromap: Imaging the yeast 26S proteasome at near-atomic resolution
Scientists fold RNA origami from a single strand
RNA origami is a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale. Using just a single strand of RNA, many complicated shapes can be fabricated by this technique. Unlike existing methods for folding DNA ...
Researchers discover new strategy germs use to invade cells
The hospital germ Pseudomonas aeruginosa wraps itself into the membrane of human cells: A team led by Dr. Thorsten Eierhoff and Junior Professor Dr. Winfried Römer from the Institute of Biology II, members of the Cluster ...
DNA used to encode a book and other digital information
Harnessing the power of bacteria's sophisticated immune system
Bacteria's ability to destroy viruses has long puzzled scientists, but researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say they now have a clear picture of the bacterial immune system and say its unique ...
Is trophy hunting affecting bighorn sheep evolution? Research says no
How spiders fix their webs
Spider silk is light and delicate, while incredibly resilient and tear-resistant. Understanding the structure and way of construction of these threads is a challenge taken up by a research team of Kiel University. ...