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Lignin-feasting microbe holds promise for biofuels

Anaerobic
Nature designed lignin the tough woody polymer in the walls of plant cells to bind and protect the cellulose sugars that plants use for energy For this reason lignin is a major challenge for those ... - Read More

Structure of bacterial nanowire protein hints at secrets of conduction

Structure, Structure
Tiny electrical wires protrude from some bacteria and contribute to rock and dirt formation Researchers studying the protein that makes up one such wire have determined the protein's structure The finding is important to such ... - Read More

Medicine: The heart's metronome

A specific cell population is responsible for ensuring that our heartbeat remains regular Researchers from Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet LMU in Munich have now elucidated the mode of action of one of the crucial components of ... - Read More

Methane-munching microorganisms meddle with metals

Metals, Microorganisms
On the continental margins where the seafloor drops hundreds of meters below the water's surface low temperatures and high pressure lock methane inside ice crystals Called methane hydrates these crystals are a potential energy source ... - Read More

Improved decoding of DNA for custom medical treatments

Medical
One day doctors will be able to create custom medical treatment plans based on a patient's DNA pinpointing the root of a patient's illness and making sure treatment will not cause a fatal allergic reaction ... - Read More

All aboard the nanotrain network: Tiny self-assembling transport networks, powered by nano-scale motors and controlled by DNA

Nano
Tiny self assembling transport networks powered by nano scale motors and controlled by DNA have been developed by scientists at Oxford University and Warwick University The system can construct its own network of tracks spanning ... - Read More

Key processes of photosynthesis simulated on quantum level

Photosynthesis
By realising an artificial quantum system physicists at Heidelberg University have simulated key processes of photosynthesis on a quantum level with high spatial and temporal resolution In their experiment with Rydberg atoms the team of ... - Read More

Build-a-nanoparticle

Nanoparticles which range from 1 100 nanometers in size are roughly the same size as biomolecules such as proteins antibodies and membrane receptors Because of this size similarity nanoparticles can mimic biomolecules and therefore have ... - Read More

RNA controls splicing during gene expression, further evidence of 'RNA world' origin in modern life

RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, Gene, RNA, Gene, RNA
RNA is the key functional component of spliceosomes molecular machines that control how genes are expressed report scientists from the University of Chicago online Nov 6 in Nature The discovery establishes that RNA not protein ... - Read More

Bringing out the best in X-ray crystallography data

X-ray crystallography, Crystallography, X-ray
Function follows form might have been written to describe proteins as the M C Escher esque folds and twists of nature's workhorse biomolecules enables each to carry out its specific responsibilities Technology's workhorse for determining ... - Read More

Lasers might lead to cure for brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Proteins, Proteins, proteins
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden together with researchers at the Polish Wroclaw University of Technology have made a discovery that may lead to the curing of diseases such as Alzheimer's Parkinson's and ... - Read More

Designer piercings: New membrane pores with DNA nanotechnology

A new way to build membrane crossing pores using Lego like DNA building blocks has been developed by scientists at UCL in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge and the University of Southampton ... - Read More

Gaming technology unravels one of the most complex entities in nature: Computational research unveils secrets in the human carbohydrate bar-code

Complex
Researchers at the University of Manchester's Institute of Biotechnology have used the power of off the shelf computer gaming technology to capture previously unobservable atomic movements The research is helping to chart one of nature's ... - Read More

'Molecular Velcro' may lead to cost-effective alternatives to natural antibodies

Antibodies
Taking inspiration from the human immune system researchers at the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab have created a new material that can be programmed to identify an endless variety ... - Read More

Incurable brain cancer gene silenced: Gene regulation technology increases survival rates in mice with glioblastoma

Gene, Gene
Glioblastoma multiforme GBM the brain cancer that killed Sen Edward Kennedy and kills approximately 13 000 Americans a year is aggressive and incurable Now a Northwestern University research team is the first to demonstrate delivery ... - Read More

Paleontologist presents origin of life theory

Earth, earth
It has baffled humans for millennia how did life begin on planet Earth Now new research from a Texas Tech University paleontologist suggests it may have rained from the skies and started in the bowels ... - Read More

Researchers develop label-free automatic cancer diagnostics

Researchers at the Ruhr Universität Bochum RUB have developed a new spectroscopic method to support pathologists in diagnosing cancer In the Journal of Biophotonics and the Analyst they compared conventional procedures for colon cancer identification ... - Read More

New microscopes reveal live, developing cells in unprecedented 3-D clarity

developing
Researchers at NIH have developed two new microscopes both the first of their kind The first captures small fast moving organisms at an unprecedented rate and the second displays large cell samples in three dimensions ... - Read More

Texas Tech Paleontologist Presents Origin of Life Theory

Released 10 29 2013 11 45 AM EDTSource Newsroom Texas Tech University more news from this source Oct 30 2013 It has baffled humans for millennia how did life begin on planet Earth Now new ... - Read More

Molecular biology: Designer of protein factories exposed

Molecular biology
For 10 years Patrick Cramer and his colleagues at Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet LMU in Munich have probed the structure of RNA polymerase I a crucial cog in the machinery of all cells Now they unveil ... - Read More
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