Please Don't Eat the Daisies: The macroevolution of alternate plant defense strategies
Pathogen turns protein into a virulence factor in one easy step
To infect its host, the respiratory pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa takes an ordinary protein usually involved in making other proteins and adds three small molecules to turn it into a key for gaining access to human cells. ...
Making a molecular micromap: Imaging the yeast 26S proteasome at near-atomic resolution
Bats use blood to reshape tongue for feeding
Nectar-feeding bats and busy janitors have at least two things in common: They want to wipe up as much liquid as they can as fast as they can, and they have specific equipment for the job. A study in the Proceedings of th ...
Research sheds light on how patterns form in bird feathers
DNA used to encode a book and other digital information
Team develops new technique to track cell interactions in living bodies
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new technique to see how different types of cells interact in a living mouse. The process uses light-emitting proteins that glow when two types of cells ...
Slippery eel slides towards disaster
Cupping a tiny, translucent eel in the palm of his hand, New York environmental researcher Chris Bowser shook his head in amazement. "This is worth about one dollar," he said.
Tiny water creepy crawlies from South Korea and the Russian Far East
Water mites of the family Torrenticolidae are tiny, heavily sclerotized and crawling water creatures presently known from all continents except Antarctica. More than 400 species are described so far but this ...
Something old, something new: Evolution and the structural divergence of duplicate genes
Adam's rib, revisited: Evolutionary divergence of mammalian sex chromosomes
Sets & the city: World Science Festival 2012, New York style (Part 2 of 2)
S. Korea to release dolphin back into wild
A 13-year-old dolphin was Saturday being transported to an ocean pen off a South Korean island for training to prepare it for release back into the wild after four years in a Seoul zoo, officials said.
Humpback whales able to learn from others, study finds
Humpback whales are able to pass on hunting techniques to each other, just as humans do, new research has found. A team of researchers, led by the University of St Andrews, has discovered that a new feeding ...