Many experiments for the price of one: A breakthrough in the study of gene regulation
Inside every cell that makes up a diminutive fruit fly is a vast, dynamic network of information—the genome whose 15,000 genes allow that cell to function. In a study recently published as a breakthrough ...
KeyGenes can predict future identity of human fetal stem cells
A snapshot of gene activity is now all that's necessary to determine what organ or tissue type that a cluster of fetal stem cells will ultimately become. An algorithm developed by a team of Dutch scientists ...
Researchers deliver large particles into cells at high speed
A new device developed by UCLA engineers and doctors may eventually help scientists study the development of disease, enable them to capture improved images of the inside of cells and lead to other improvements ...
Hippo 'crosstalk' may be vital to tumor suppression
Think of a waterfall, and you might see why cell-signaling pathways are important to cancer research. As water cascades, it impacts everything downstream. And everything upstream affects the waterfall.
'Molecular scissors' could prevent genetic diseases before conception
Scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry have developed a new technique that will streamline biomedical research and could in the future prevent genetic diseases before the moment of conception.
New device allows for manipulation of differentiating stem cells
Electroporation is a powerful technique in molecular biology. By using an electrical pulse to create a temporary nanopore in a cell membrane, researchers can deliver chemicals, drugs, and DNA directly into a single cell.
Building a worldwide genetic library BRIC-by-BRIC
A house is only as good as its foundation. Built solid and strong, the resulting structure should last for decades. NASA is laying a strong foundation of life science research with results from a recent investigation ...
Researchers outline the process by which viruses spread from bats to humans
Stem cell physical
Looking at stem cells through physicists' eyes is challenging some of our basic assumptions about the body's master cells.
Dragon arrives at space station with 3-D printer
The International Space Station accepted another SpaceX shipment Tuesday, this one containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit.
Life on Earth still favours evolution over creationism
Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution, first published in 1859, offered a bold new explanation for how animals and plants diversified and still serves as the foundation underpinning all medical and biological ...
Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate, study shows
The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study by University of Arizona researchers.
New mobile application enables DNA analysis on the go
Researchers from A*STAR's Bioinformatics Institute (BII) have developed the first mobile application for Android phones that analyses ab1 DNA sequencing files, which enables science professionals and amateur ...
The scientific enterprise must change: A conversation on systemic flaws in biomedical research
That funding for basic science research in the U.S. is bordering on crisis is hardly news to any researcher submitting grant applications today. While the future of funding is unclear, there is no compelling ...