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Seeing the forest for the trees: Youngest trees in a forest tell the biggest story

The largest trees in a forest may command the most attention but the smallest seedlings and youngest saplings are the ones that are most critical to the composition and diversity of the forest overall While ... - Read More

Sharing that crowded holiday flight with countless hitchhiking dust mites

As if holiday travel isn't stressful enough Now University of Michigan researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust mites What people might not realize when ... - Read More

Sampling rivers for genes rather than organisms

Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species But taxonomists are in short supply and some species can be difficult to identify even for experts Eawag in collaboration with Canton ... - Read More

Caribbean gorgonian corals are resistant to ocean acidification

A new study on tropical shallow water soft corals known as gorgonians found that the species were able to calcify and grow under elevated carbon dioxide concentrations These results suggest that Caribbean gorgonian corals may ... - Read More

Visualizing DNA double-strand break process for the first time

Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre CNIO led by Guillermo Montoya have developed a method for producing biological crystals that has allowed scientists to observe for the first time DNA double chain breaks ... - Read More

Copper on the Brain at Rest

Released 26 Nov 2014 12 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Dec 3 2014 In recent years it has been ... - Read More

CT scans of coral skeletons reveal ocean acidity increases reef erosion

Coral reefs persist in a balance between reef construction and reef breakdown As corals grow they construct the complex calcium carbonate framework that provides habitat for fish and other reef organisms Simultaneously bioeroders such as ... - Read More

Spiraling light, nanoparticles and insights into life’s structure

As hands come in left and right versions that are mirror images of each other so do the amino acids and sugars within us But unlike hands only the left oriented amino acids and the ... - Read More

Images of a nearly invisible mouse

Researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center in Japan together with collaborators from the University of Tokyo have developed a method that combines tissue decolorization and light sheet fluorescent microscopy to take extremely detailed images ... - Read More

Synthetic biology for space exploration

Does synthetic biology hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars Berkeley Lab researchers have used synthetic biology to produce an inexpensive and reliable microbial based alternative to the world's most ... - Read More

'Rewriting' the Way to Make Natural Drug Compounds

how to write and rewrite genetic code to produce these compounds for us ” The compound the researchers synthesized was discovered at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals now part of Pfizer Inc in collaboration with another U College ... - Read More

Synthetic biology: 'Telomerator' reshapes synthetic yeast chromosome into more flexible, realistic form, redefining what geneticists can build

NYU Langone yeast geneticists report they have developed a novel tool dubbed the telomerator that could redefine the limits of synthetic biology and advance how successfully living things can be engineered or constructed in the ... - Read More

Co-opting bacterial immune system to turn off specific genes

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that co opts an immune system already present in bacteria and archaea to turn off specific genes or sets of genes creating a powerful tool ... - Read More

Breathing sand: New measurement technique detects oxygen supply to bottom of North Sea

New analytical methods show for the first time how the permeable sandy sediment at the bottom of the North Sea is supplied with oxygen and which factors determine the exchange Because the metabolic rate is ... - Read More

Ocean's living carbon pumps: When viruses attack giant algal blooms, global carbon cycles are affected

When we talk about global carbon fixation pumping carbon out of the atmosphere and fixing it into organic molecules by photosynthesis proper measurement is key to understanding this process By some estimates almost half of ... - Read More

Microfossils reveal warm oceans had less oxygen

Researchers in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences are pairing chemical analyses with micropaleontology the study of tiny fossilized organisms to better understand how global marine life was affected by a rapid warming event ... - Read More

Discovery of cellular snooze button advances cancer, biofuel research

The discovery of a cellular snooze button has allowed a team of Michigan State University scientists to potentially improve biofuel production and offer insight on the early stages of cancer The discovery that the protein ... - Read More

Protein Found in Insect Blood That Helps Power Pests' Immune Responses

along a larger carbohydrate molecule that makes a cell wall Their work identified the spatial orientation of the GRP proteins in the cluster and showed that the protein carbohydrate complexes stimulate an immune response in ... - Read More

Physics determined ammonite shell shape

Ammonites are a group of extinct cephalopod mollusks with ribbed spiral shells They are exceptionally diverse and well known to fossil lovers Régis Chirat researcher at the Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon Terre Planètes et ... - Read More

Making oxygen before life: Oxygen can form directly from carbon dioxide in upper atmosphere

About one fifth of Earth's atmosphere is oxygen pumped out by green plants as a result of photosynthesis and used by most living things on the planet to keep our metabolisms running But before the ... - Read More
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