News tagged with biological organisms

Towards graphene biosensors

For the first time, a team of scientists has succeeded in precisely measuring and controlling the thickness of an organic compound that has been bound to a graphene layer. This might enable graphene to be ...

dateJun 24, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Activating genes on demand

When it comes to gene expression - the process by which our DNA provides the recipe used to direct the synthesis of proteins and other molecules that we need for development and survival - scientists have ...

dateMar 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Status shift for whale pelvic bones

For decades, scientists assumed that the relatively small pelvic bones found in whales were simple remnants of their land-dwelling past, "useless vestiges" that served no real purpose, akin to the human appendix ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Evolution
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