News tagged with amino acids

The Hunger Games of genes and microbes

(Phys.org) —When the going gets tough in the microscopic world of bacteria, one of the best bets is to form a biofilm, an immobile colony of cells that offers protection against harsh conditions. Think ...

dateFeb 07, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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A safer recipe for primordial soup

Researchers have published a simpler, safer method for conducting Miller-Urey origin of life experiments—which may still yield new insight about how life began on Earth.

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Probing hydrogen catalyst assembly

Biochemical reactions sometimes have to handle dangerous things in a safe way. New work from researchers at UC Davis and Stanford University shows how cyanide and carbon monoxide are safely bound to an iron atom to construct ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Materials Science
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Fight or flight and the evolution of pain

Hard wired into the survival mechanisms of all animals is the perception of pain. Different stimuli, such as heat or cold, foul odors, chemicals or a blunt blow can trigger pain receptors in the body that, in the blink of ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Biotechnology
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