Embryonic stem cells can develop into any kind of tissue Adult stem cells can still turn into different kinds of cells but their differentiation potential is significantly reduced The mechanisms influencing the differentiation of stem ... - Read More
An explanation has been proposed for the way in which ordered structures arise in cell membranes Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam have discovered how complex compounds of sugar ... - Read More
Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified the method by which cells control the recycling of molecules a process that is essential for them to move The discovery provides researchers with a better understanding ... - Read More
Max Planck scientists in Jena Germany have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in an important secondary metabolism the terpenoid pathway In the horseradish leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae a single enzyme ... - Read More
According to Finnish Estonian joint research with data obtained on two crustacean species there is apparently no reason to consider silver nanoparticles more dangerous for aquatic ecosystems than silver ions The results were reported in ... - Read More
Bioengineering researchers at University of California Santa Barbara have found that changing the shape of chemotherapy drug nanoparticles from spherical to rod shaped made them up to 10 000 times more effective at specifically targeting ... - Read More
Fungi serve as a kind of natural cleaning crew for the ecosystem They form enzymes that can degrade hazardous substances converting natural as well as human made toxins into harmless compounds For instance they can ... - Read More
Knowing the temperatures that viruses bacteria worms and all other parasites need to grow and survive could help determine the future range of infectious diseases under climate change according to new research Share This See ... - Read More
People have often thought there's no upper bound for wind power that it's one of the most scalable power sources says Harvard applied physicist David Keith After all gusts and breezes don't seem likely to ... - Read More
The body's immune system exists to identify and destroy foreign objects whether they are bacteria viruses flecks of dirt or splinters Unfortunately nanoparticles designed to deliver drugs and implanted devices like pacemakers or artificial joints ... - Read More
In a discovery that could promise a quick fix to the common hangover a team of researchers led by UCLA engineers has identified a method for speeding up the body's reaction to the consumption of ... - Read More
Following accidents or cancer surgery surgeons often have to transplant healthy bone tissue or synthetic material to repair the resulting bone defects Unfortunately these procedures do not always have the desired effect Share This See ... - Read More
In before and after photos from advertisements for wound healing ointments bandages and antibiotic creams we see an injury transformed from an inflamed red gash to smooth and flawless skin Share This See Also Wounds ... - Read More
Understanding how and why diversification occurs is important for understanding why there are so many species on Earth In a new study published on 19 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology researchers show ... - Read More
Blood flows differently than water Anyone who has ever cut themselves knows that blood flows viscously and rather erratically The similarity between blood and ketchup is something not only filmmakers are aware of Experts refer ... - Read More
In his Feb 12 State of the Union address President Obama singled out climate change as a top priority for his second administration We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy and the most severe ... - Read More
While most farmers consider viruses and fungi potential threats to their crops these microbes can help wild plants adapt to extreme conditions according to a Penn State virologist Share This See Also Endangered Plants Microbes ... - Read More
Research carried out by scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures an essential function in ... - Read More
In a sweeping review of the field of bio inspired engineering and biomimicry in the Feb 15 issue of the journal Science two engineers at the University of California San Diego identify three characteristics of ... - Read More
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