Photovoltaic invention brings inventor acclaim
(PhysOrg.com) -- An invention by a South Dakota State University engineer could improve alternative energy technologies by making it easier for scientists to test new devices.
Good vibrations lead to molecular revelation
(PhysOrg.com) -- A little luck and the wisdom to recognize what they were seeing helped Rice University researchers solve a molecular conundrum in a way that could be a boon to chemists.
Researchers get a grip on nervous system's receptors
A digital signal processing technique long used by statisticians to analyze data is helping Houston scientists understand the roots of memory and learning, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and stroke.
Great balls of evolution: Microbiologists evolve microorganisms to cooperate in new way
University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologists Derek Lovley, Zarath Summers and colleagues report in the Dec. 2 issue of Science that they have discovered a new cooperative behavior in anaerobic bacteria, known as int ...
How pathogens hijack host plants
Infestation by bacteria and other pathogens result in global crop losses of over $500 billion annually. A research team led by the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology developed a novel trick for identifying ...
Researcher develops new way to study single biological molecules
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sanjeevi Sivasankar was looking for a better tool to study how cells adhere to each other.
Researchers advance understanding of enzyme that regulates DNA
Thanks to a single-molecule imaging technique developed by a University of Illinois professor, researchers have revealed the mechanisms of an important DNA-regulating enzyme.
New tagging technique enhances view of living cells
Scientists hoping to understand how cells work may get a boost from a new technique to tag and image proteins within living mammalian cells.
New lab test could identify imatinib resistance
Scientists in Japan may have developed a way to accurately predict those patients who will resist treatment with imatinib, which is the standard of care for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
Raising the bar for biomolecular modeling
Researchers at the University of Calgary found that amino acid residues form a type of barrier to help in the process of electron transfer between proteins.
New tool developed for DNA research: Molecular gauge to disclose function of new medications
Luminescent markers are an indispensable tool for researchers working with DNA. But the markers are troublesome. Some tend to destroy the function and structure of DNA when inserted. Others emit so little light, that they ...
Spying on a cellular director in the cutting room
Like a film director cutting out extraneous footage to create a blockbuster, the cellular machine called the spliceosome snips out unwanted stretches of genetic material and joins the remaining pieces to fashion a template ...
Minnesota researchers discover how electricity moves through cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a molecular image of a system that moves electrons between proteins in cells. The achievement is a breakthrough for biology and could ...
Researchers can watch drug activity in a molecule (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Weill Cornell's Scott Blanchard has developed technology that can observe drug activity in a solitary molecule while in motion. The development may lead to newer, safer drug therapies.