Sparks literally fly when a sperm and an egg hit it off The fertilized mammalian egg releases from its surface billions of zinc atoms in “zinc sparks ” one wave after another found a Northwestern ... - Read More
New evidence suggesting that power lines and mobile phones do not cause physical harm to humans has been found by researchers at The University of Manchester Several past studies have suggested that the magnetic fields ... - Read More
Knowledge of the three dimensional structures of proteins is essential for understanding biological processes Structures help to explain molecular and biochemical functions visualize details of macromolecular interactions facilitate understanding of underlying biochemical mechanisms and define ... - Read More
molecular struts and girders that function in support of an angular DNA bending surface ” Racca explained “Just as the flying buttresses of Gothic cathedrals ensure their structural stability the aromatic buttress of SRY is ... - Read More
A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive time consuming biopsies The potentially lifesaving ... - Read More
Hot dry conditions can wreak havoc on a field of soybeans According to the National Center for Soybean Technology drought is the greatest threat to profitability Work underway at South Dakota State University may change ... - Read More
The claim by microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that the microbe Geobacter produces tiny electrical wires called microbial nanowires has been mired in controversy for a decade but the ... - Read More
Scientists at the University of California Berkeley have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a smart material that is extremely sensitive to its environment This marriage of materials science and biology ... - Read More
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
A University of Utah led study using X rays and neutron beams has revealed the inner workings of a master switch that regulates basic cellular functions but that also when mutated contributes to cancer cardiovascular ... - Read More
were that 13 of the participants noticeably improved For example some treated subjects looked them in the eye and shook their hands which they had not done before They found out later that all 13 ... - Read More
Released 10 Oct 2014 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Oak Ridge National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Biological ChemistryOct 11 2014 Using X ... - Read More
Increasing the oil content of plant biomass could help fulfill the nation's increasing demand for renewable energy feedstocks But many of the details of how plant leaves make and break down oils have remained a ... - Read More
Expert Pitch Released 8 Oct 2014 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom Bowling Green State University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Dr H Peter Lu Ohio Eminent Scholar ... - Read More
One way to combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research is through massive online laboratories which use videogames to engage large numbers of non professional investigators and prevent scientists from ... - Read More
Yeast are commonly used to transform corn and other plant materials into biofuels such as ethanol However large concentrations of ethanol can be toxic to yeast which has limited the production capacity of many yeast ... - Read More
Released 29 Sep 2014 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom Oak Ridge National Laboratory more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Sep 30 2014 A team led by the U ... - Read More
In future some diseases might be diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have developed an optical method that makes individual proteins such ... - Read More
Researchers from North Carolina State University Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world's largest DNA origami which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics These origami can ... - Read More
that block NSPs could eventually affect how staph infections are treated in the clinic Understanding this interaction can not only help us design better therapies in the future but may help make current treatment regimens ... - Read More
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