Lignocellulosic waste such as sawdust or straw can be used to produce biofuel but only if the long cellulose and xylan chains can be successfully broken down into smaller sugar molecules To do this fungi ... - Read More
A simpler and faster way of producing designer bacteria used in biotechnology processes has been developed by University of Adelaide researchers The researchers have developed a new one step bacterial genetic engineering process called 'clonetegration' ... - Read More
A new streamlined approach to genetic engineering drastically reduces the time and effort needed to insert new genes into bacteria the workhorses of biotechnology scientists are reporting Published in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology the ... - Read More
A marine research expedition sponsored by the U S Bureau of Ocean Energy Management BOEM and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA has led to the discovery of perhaps the world's largest methane cold ... - Read More
Many molecules have a right and a left form just like shoes In pharmaceuticals it is important that the correct form of the molecule is used Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Sweden have been ... - Read More
Scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered that DNA linker strands coax nano sized rods to line up in way unlike any other spontaneous arrangement of rod shaped objects ... - Read More
Our ability to assess biological diversity ecosystem health ecological interactions and a wide range of other important processes is largely dependent on accurately recognizing species However identifying and describing species is not always a straightforward ... - Read More
The sun provides the most abundant source of energy on the planet However only a tiny fraction of the solar radiation on Earth is converted into useful energy To help solve this problem researchers at ... - Read More
When Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI marine paleoecologist Marco Coolen was mining through vast amounts of genetic data from the Black Sea sediment record he was amazed about the variety of past plankton species that ... - Read More
Take a swab of saliva from your mouth and within minutes your DNA could be ready for analysis and genome sequencing with the help of a new device University of Washington engineers and NanoFacture http ... - Read More
New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests increase salt and drought tolerance control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for ... - Read More
Amphibian populations living close to agricultural fields have become more resistant to a common insecticide and are actually resistant to multiple common insecticides according to two recent studies conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Amphibian ... - Read More
In the spring following a forest fire trees that survived the blaze explode in new growth and plants sprout in abundance from the scorched earth For centuries it was a mystery how seeds some long ... - Read More
The Genomic Instability Group led by researcher Óscar Fernández Capetillo at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre CNIO has for the first time obtained a panoramic photo of the proteins that take part in human ... - Read More
A revolutionary X ray analytical technique that enables researchers at a glance to identify structural similarities and differences between multiple proteins under a variety of conditions has been developed by researchers with the U S ... - Read More
New research reveals that pure gold nanoparticles found in everyday items such as personal care products as well as drug delivery MRI contrast agents and solar cells can inhibit adipose fat storage and lead to ... - Read More
When it comes to delivering genes to living human tissue the odds of success come down the molecule The entire therapy including the tools used to bring new genetic material into a cell must have ... - Read More
led to the identification of literally hundreds of enzymes capable of breaking through that tough lignin in plant cell walls and the cellulose within The team now is shifting through that bounty to identify the ... - Read More
despite several disadvantages Ethanol for instance has a lower energy content per gallon than gasoline which can reduce fuel mileage Ethanol also has a corrosive effect on car engines and can’t easily be used in ... - Read More
Building on their history of innovative brain imaging techniques scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators have developed a new way to use light and chemistry to map brain ... - Read More
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