News tagged with biological system

March of the penguin genomes

Two penguin genomes have been sequenced and analyzed for the first time in the open access, open data journal GigaScience. Timely for the holiday season, the study reveals insights into how these birds have been able to adapt ...

dateDec 11, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Plant immunity comes at a price

Plants are under permanent attack by a multitude of pathogens. To win the battle against fungi, bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, they have developed a complex and effective immune system. And just as in humans, this ...

dateNov 21, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Cell division, minus the cells

( —The process of cell division is central to life. The last stage, when two daughter cells split from each other, has fascinated scientists since the dawn of cell biology in the Victorian era. For just as long, ...

dateOct 30, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Foiling bugs that foil drugs

Every week, faculty members in the department of chemistry meet over lunch to discuss current literature in the field. The conversation at one of these meetings led Marcos Pires to what he calls a "crazy little idea."

dateAug 12, 2014 in Biochemistry
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