News tagged with reactivity

Nano-switches in the cell

Mitochondria, best known for their role as cellular power plants, perform numerous vital tasks in the cell. During cell respiration, reactive oxygen species can be formed in mitochondria. If these are present in excess, their ...

dateFeb 02, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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New, safe zinc oxide quantum dots

Nowadays, zinc oxide nanoparticles are among the most commonly used nanomaterials. They seem to be safe for humans, but there are still no standards for their toxicity, and despite investigations, the toxicological impact ...

dateFeb 02, 2018 in Bio & Medicine
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How did we evolve to live longer?

Research shows a collection of small adaptations in stress activated proteins, accumulated over millennia of human history, could help to explain our increased natural defences and longer lifespan.

dateJan 18, 2018 in Evolution
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Key player in cell metabolism identified

Researchers from the Genomic Instability and Cancer Laboratory at Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have identified a key role for EXD2 in protein production in the mitochondria, the cellular organelles ...

dateJan 16, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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