A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic The laboratory recreation of a fungus derived antibiotic viridicatumtoxin B may someday help bolster the fight against ... - Read More
Released 7 Aug 2014 10 45 AM EDTSource Newsroom University of Wisconsin Madison more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations The Plant CellAug 8 2014 A fundamental chemical ... - Read More
A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin Madison has identified the genes and enzymes that create a promising compound the 19 carbon furan containing fatty acid 19Fu FA The compound has a variety ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of Kentucky led by nano biotechnologist Peixuan Guo have made some critical discoveries over the past year into the operation of biomotors the molecular machines used by viruses and bacteria in ... - Read More
Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers ... - Read More
mitochondrial siderophore Mammalian mitochondria are membrane encased subunits within cells that generate most of the cell’s energy and like their bacteria counterparts mammalian mitochondria have their own siderophore mechanism that seeks out captures and delivers ... - Read More
The oxygen rich surface waters of the world's major oceans are supersaturated with methane a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide yet little is known about the source ... - Read More
Millions of microbial species populate the world but so far only a few have been identified due to the inability of most microbes to grow in the laboratory Edgar Goluch an engineer and Slava Epstein ... - Read More
A new biosensor invented at the University of British Columbia could help optimize bio refining processes that produce fuels fine chemicals and advanced materials It works by sniffing out naturally occurring bacterial networks that are ... - Read More
Released 7 1 2014 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Applied Physics LettersJul 2 2014 WASHINGTON D ... - Read More
Chlorinated chemicals perform a host of societally useful functions but they also have a dark side Once their use life has ended such agents often become environmental contaminants sometimes resistant to bioremediation In a series ... - Read More
Released 6 25 2014 12 00 PM EDTEmbargo expired 6 29 2014 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of California San Diego Health Sciences more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in ... - Read More
all with diverse complementary expertise that enable game changing discoveries like this Håkansson said Skiniotis Sherman and Smith are faculty members in the U M Life Sciences Institute where their laboratories are located and research ... - Read More
Years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil spill oil continues to wash ashore as oil soaked sand patties persists in salt marshes abutting the Gulf of Mexico and questions remain about how much oil has ... - Read More
One of the defining features of cells is their membranes Each cell's repository of DNA and protein making machinery must be kept stable and secure from invaders and toxins Scientists have attempted to replicate these ... - Read More
Hospital germs can be fatal since they are resistant to antibiotics As a result alternative methods of defense against bacteria are in demand Fortunately a German French research team has been able to develop bone ... - Read More
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique and important properties Spherical in shape and silver in composition it is encased in a shell coated with a peptide ... - Read More
The Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research Bioforsk has tested and implemented a set of methods for the detection of fecal pollution in Norwegian watercourses The methods which combine microbial and molecular biological techniques ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in the quest for a better understanding of how a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade hard to digest biomass into its constituent ... - Read More
Essential oils have boomed in popularity as more people seek out alternatives to replace their synthetic cleaning products anti mosquito sprays and medicines Now scientists are tapping them as candidates to preserve food in a ... - Read More
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