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The betrayal of the aphids

Aphids are devastating insect pests and cause great losses to agriculture worldwide. These sap-feeding plant pests harbor in their body cavity bacteria, which are essential for the aphids' fecundity and survival. ...

Jun 02, 2014 3 / 5 (1) 0

Proteins in their natural habitat

Proteins which reside in the membrane of cells play a key role in many biological processes and provide targets for more than half of current drug treatments. These membrane proteins are notoriously difficult ...

Oct 29, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

New Perspectives on Cancer Surgery

(PhysOrg.com) -- Instead of the classic scalpel, surgeons can also operate with an electroscalpel. A significant advantage to this technique is that while a cut is being made, blood vessels are closed off ...

Sep 29, 2009 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

How red tide knocks out its competition

New research reveals how the algae behind red tide thoroughly disables – but doesn't kill – other species of algae. The study shows how chemical signaling between algae can trigger big changes in the ...

Jun 04, 2014 4 / 5 (1) 1