Revealing biochemical 'rings of power'

Benzobactins are bacterial natural products that have special biological activity due to a compound consisting of two ring structures. The bacterial genes responsible for the formation of the compound were previously unclear. ...

New insights into mitochondrial nucleoid dynamics

Mitochondria are important cellular structures that are vital for their role in generating energy. Mitochondria are dynamic, meaning they constantly fuse together and split apart. They contain a small amount of genetic information ...

Nanostructured ceramic coatings do not fatigue, finds study

Extremely thin ceramic coatings can completely change the properties of technical components. Coatings are used, for example, to increase the resistance of metals to heat or corrosion. Coating processes play a role for large ...

A win, win, win for dairy production in East Africa

Adopting high yield dairy cattle breeds and improving feed would allow Tanzania to increase milk production, while reducing planet warming greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and alleviating poverty, a new study reveals.

Hemp as animal feed can affect the health of cows and their milk

Commercial hemp is currently experiencing a revival due to its many applications. Commercial hemp varieties contain only small amounts of psychoactive (intoxicating) cannabinoids, which include Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC). ...

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