Open Biology is the Royal Society's fast, open access journal covering biology at the molecular and cellular level. This selective, online journal publishes original, high quality research in cell and developmental biology, molecular and structural biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology and genetics. Articles submitted to Open Biology benefit from its broad scope and readership and dedicated media promotion and we also aim for a turnaround time of 4 weeks from submission to first decision.
Understanding the personalities of bacteria
Bacteria are as individual as people, according to new research by Professor Peter Young and his team in the Department of Biology at the University of York. Bacteria are essential to health, agriculture and the environment, ...
Molecular mouse-trap technique sheds light on key cell processes
Scientists have shed new light on the fundamental biological process of cell division, thanks to an emerging analytical method.
Unlocking secrets of cell reproduction
Research published in Open Biology today identifies, for the first time, nearly all the genes required for reproduction of a cell in a living organism.
Using computers to speed up drug discovery
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology researcher uses a computational approach in identifying proteins that will interact with potential drugs to speed up the process of drug discovery.
Food poisoning bug feasts on sugar-coated temptation
It is the bug that contaminates raw meat and the commonest cause of food poisoning. The Campylobacter jejuni bacteria is one of the reasons why we are told to make sure our meat, particularly chicken, is cooked properly. ...
The amazing amphioxus: Evolutionary leap over 500 million years ago gives new insights into human diseases
(Phys.org) -- An evolutionary leap made at the bottom of the ocean over 500 million years ago gives new insights into the causes of human diseases such as diabetes, cancer and neurological disorders, according to newly published ...