A new study shows how complex biochemical transformations may have been possible under conditions that existed when life began on the early Earth The study shows that RNA is capable of catalyzing electron transfer under ... - Read More
Released 5 14 2013 9 50 PM EDTEmbargo expired 5 19 2013 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Georgia Institute of Technology Research Communications more news from this source May 19 2013 A new study shows ... - 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
A structural biologist at the Florida State University College of Medicine has made discoveries that could lead scientists a step closer to understanding how life first emerged on Earth billions of years ago Share This ... - Read More
When Charles Babbage prototyped the first computing machine in the 19th century he imagined using mechanical gears and latches to control information ENIAC the first modern computer developed in the 1940s used vacuum tubes and ... - Read More
Scientists have cracked a 35 year old mystery about the workings of the natural motors that are serving as models for development of a futuristic genre of synthetic nanomotors that pump therapeutic DNA RNA or ... - Read More
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone resolved a longstanding puzzle permitting the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphs into Ancient Greek Share This See Also Biochemistry Research Biotechnology Organic Chemistry Biochemistry RNA Protein folding Denaturation biochemistry Macromolecule ... - Read More
For years scientists around the world have dreamed of building a complete functional artificial cell Though this vision is still a distant blur on the horizon many are making progress on various fronts Prof Roy ... - Read More
Scientists at UC San Francisco have found a more precise way to turn off genes a finding that will speed research discoveries and biotech advances and may eventually prove useful in reprogramming cells to regenerate ... - Read More
The base pairs that hold together two pieces of RNA the older cousin of DNA are some of the most important molecular interactions in living cells Many scientists believe that these base pairs were part ... - Read More
Northwestern University's Chad A Mirkin a world renowned leader in nanotechnology research and its application has invented and developed a powerful material that could revolutionize biomedicine spherical nucleic acids SNAs Share This See Also Genes ... - Read More
Malignant melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer In more than 50 percent of affected patients a particular mutation plays an important role As the life span of the patients carrying the mutation ... - Read More
If engineers at Stanford have their way biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells without harm to the host Welcome ... - Read More
MIT engineers have created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions but also remember the results which are encoded in the cell's DNA and passed on for dozens of generations Share ... - Read More
Much in the same way as we use shredders to destroy documents that are no longer useful or that contain potentially damaging information cells use molecular machines to degrade unwanted or defective macromolecules Scientists of ... - Read More
Biologists at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences have discovered a bioelectric signal that can identify cells that are likely to develop into tumors The researchers also found that they could lower the incidence ... - Read More
There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago when life on earth began to evolve long before ... - Read More
Vaccines usually consist of inactivated viruses that prompt the immune system to remember the invader and launch a strong defense if it later encounters the real thing However this approach can be too risky with ... - Read More
Living cells are surrounded by a membrane that tightly regulates what gets in and out of the cell This barrier is necessary for cells to control their internal environment but it makes it more difficult ... - Read More
Fizzy ocean water and the alkaline fluid that bubbles up from deep ocean vents are coursing through a structure at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Calif that is reminiscent of the pillared Emerald City ... - Read More
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