Making a molecular micromap: Imaging the yeast 26S proteasome at near-atomic resolution
Yeast are first cells known to cure themselves of prions
Yeast cells can sometimes reverse the protein misfolding and clumping associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's, according to new research from the University of Arizona.
Molecular tag team revealed to control cell division
In a ground-breaking paper published in Nature, they show that the three protein complexes act in relay to regulate cell division: reactivation of one leads to the second becoming active.
'Telomerator': New tool could help reshape the limits of synthetic biology
NYU Langone yeast geneticists report they have developed a novel tool—dubbed "the telomerator"—that could redefine the limits of synthetic biology and advance how successfully living things can be engineered ...
Scientists replicate key evolutionary step in life on earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- More than 500 million years ago, single-celled organisms on Earth's surface began forming multi-cellular clusters that ultimately became plants and animals.
Bioengineers close to brewing opioid painkillers without using opium from poppies
For centuries poppy plants have been grown to provide opium, the compound from which morphine and other important medicines such as oxycodone are derived.
Team uses cellulosic biofuels byproduct to increase ethanol yield
Scientists report in Nature Communications that they have engineered yeast to consume acetic acid, a previously unwanted byproduct of the process of converting plant leaves, stems and other tissues into b ...
Engineers convert yeast cells into 'sweet crude' biofuel
(Phys.org) —Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary ...
First functional 'designer' chromosome synthesized in yeast
An international team of scientists led by Jef Boeke, PhD, director of NYU Langone Medical Center's Institute for Systems Genetics, has synthesized the first functional chromosome in yeast, an important step ...
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 ...
Fruit flies medicate their larvae with alcohol
Protein lifetime and the stability of cell structures
Stress-induced genomic instability facilitates rapid cellular adaption in yeast
Cells trying to keep pace with constantly changing environmental conditions need to strike a fine balance between maintaining their genomic integrity and allowing enough genetic flexibility to adapt to inhospitable conditions. ...
Evolution at work: Even yeast mothers sacrifice all for their babies
A mother's willingness to sacrifice her own health and safety for the sake of her children is a common narrative across cultures – and by no means unique to humans alone. Female polar bears starve, dolphin ...