Making a molecular micromap: Imaging the yeast 26S proteasome at near-atomic resolution
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.
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 ...
500 years ago, yeast's epic journey gave rise to lager beer
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the 15th century, when Europeans first began moving people and goods across the Atlantic, a microscopic stowaway somehow made its way to the caves and monasteries of Bavaria.
'Synthetic' chromosome permits repid, on-demand 'evolution' of yeast
In the quest to understand genomes -- how they're built, how they're organized and what makes them work -- a team of Johns Hopkins researchers has engineered from scratch a computer-designed yeast chromosome ...
Champagne physicist reveals the secrets of bubbly
Gerard Liger-Belair lives in a bubble, and he doesn't care who knows it. Bubbles are his passion. And they have given the 41-year-old French scientist arguably the best job in all of physics.
Scientists firm up origin of cold-adapted yeasts that make cold beer
As one of the most widely consumed and commercially important beverages on the planet, one would expect the experts to know everything there is to know about lager beer.