How the early embryo changes shape
(Phys.org) —In research published today in Nature Cell Biology, scientists from the EMBL Australia research team based at Monash University's Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) have reveal ...
Changing the conversation: Polymers disrupt bacterial communication
(Phys.org) —Artificial materials based on simple synthetic polymers can disrupt the way in which bacteria communicate with each other, a study led by scientists at The University of Nottingham has shown.
Researchers develop new type of fluorescent camera for blood diagnostics, brain mapping
(Phys.org) —Fluorescence imaging is the most widely used method for analyzing the molecular composition of biological specimens. Target molecules, when they are present, can be "tagged" with a fluorescent ...
New method of incorporating fluoride into drugs
Scientists identify a new ancestral enzyme that facilitates DNA repair
Every day, the human body produces new cells to regenerate tissues and repair those that have suffered injury. Each time this happens, the cells make copies of their DNA that they will pass on to the resulting daughter cells. ...
New method for turning genes on and off could enable more complex synthetic biology circuits
MIT researchers have shown that they can turn genes on or off inside yeast and human cells by controlling when DNA is copied into messenger RNA—an advance that could allow scientists to better understand ...
Researchers develop nanodiamond thermometer to take temperature of individual cells
Improving crop yields in a world of extreme weather events
Farmers in the United States witnessed record-breaking extremes in temperature and drought during the last two summers, causing worldwide increases in the costs of food, feed and fiber. Indeed, many climate ...
Researchers discover flat worms retain memories even after decapitation
Tricking algae's biological clock boosts production of drugs, biofuels
Tricking algae's biological clock to remain in its daytime setting can dramatically boost the amount of valuable compounds that these simple marine plants can produce when they are grown in constant light.
Examining materials through molecules and over millennia
Princeton University freshmen Michal Prenovitz and Matine Yuksel carefully placed a small wood sample in a machine designed to crush objects with thousands of pounds of force. As the machine's steel jaws ...
Novel bacterial 'language' discovered
(Phys.org) —LMU researchers have identified a yet unknown bacterial cell-cell communication system.
Membranes contain beautiful patterns—but their function is a mystery
Biological cells are surrounded by a membrane, and here some of the most important processes for sustaining life take place. There can also be something very beautiful happening in membranes, researchers ...
Nanostructures made of DNA strands can encapsulate, release small-molecule drugs
Nanoscale "cages" made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report in a new study.