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Hormones that guide root growth rates revealed

A plant's roots grow and spread into the soil, taking up necessary water and minerals. The tip of a plant's root is a place of active cell division followed by cell elongation, with different zones dedicated ...

dateApr 09, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Rafts on the cell membrane

Tiny structures made of lipid molecules and proteins have been believed to wander within the membrane of a cell, much like rafts on the water. This "raft hypothesis" has been widely accepted, but now scientists ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Vascular cells can fuse with themselves

Cells of the vascular system of vertebrates can fuse with themselves. This process, which occurs when a blood vessel is no longer necessary and pruned, has now been described on the cellular level by Prof. ...

dateApr 20, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Surviving the heat for a good beer

Researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University have collaborated with scientists from Dijon, France to try to solve the problem of bad tasting beer.

dateApr 16, 2015 in Biotechnology
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