A revelation of how photoreceptive cells in the eye distinguish between different light sources could pave the way for a novel class of optical devices Millions of years of evolution have molded our eyes into ... - Read More
A new streamlined approach to genetic engineering drastically reduces the time and effort needed to insert new genes into bacteria the workhorses of biotechnology scientists are reporting Published in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology the ... - Read More
Harvard physicists have developed a novel technique that can detect molecular variants in chemical mixtures greatly simplifying a process that is one of the most important though time consuming processes in analytical chemistry As described ... - Read More
Many molecules have a right and a left form just like shoes In pharmaceuticals it is important that the correct form of the molecule is used Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Sweden have been ... - Read More
Researchers from the University of Hawaii Manoa UHM School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology SOEST developed species distribution models of the six dominant Hawaiian coral species around the main Hawaiian Islands including two ... - Read More
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
Classical X ray radiographs provide information about internal absorptive structures of organisms such as bones Alternatively X rays can also image soft tissues throughout early embryonic development of vertebrates Related to this a new X ... - Read More
Spring is like a perhaps hand wrote the poet E E Cummings carefully moving a perhaps fraction of flower here placing an inch of air there without breaking anything With the hand of nature trained ... - Read More
A class of water loving jelly like materials with uses ranges ranging from the mundane such as superabsorbent diaper liners to the sophisticated such as soft contact lenses could be tapped for a new line ... - Read More
into molecular signals for the cell so that it can respond appropriately to its environment The signaling molecules inside cilia are tailored to the required responses For example some are proteins that bind to DNA ... - Read More
In biology we often think of natural selection and survival of the fittest What about survival of the luckiest Like pioneers in search of a better life bacteria on a surface wander around and often ... - Read More
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new technique to see how different types of cells interact in a living mouse The process uses light emitting proteins that glow when two types ... - Read More
A research group at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics MANA of NIMS discovered an intriguing phenomenon in which an inorganic layered crystal expanded and contracted by 100 times its original size in a few ... - Read More
Scientists at Princeton University used off the shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can hear radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability Share This See Also Technology Electronics Civil ... - Read More
Only within the past 12 years have marine biologists come to learn about the eye opening characteristics of mystifying sea worms that live and thrive on the bones of whale carcasses Share This See Also ... - Read More
New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests increase salt and drought tolerance control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for ... - Read More
In the spring following a forest fire trees that survived the blaze explode in new growth and plants sprout in abundance from the scorched earth For centuries it was a mystery how seeds some long ... - Read More
Researchers from the German Leibniz Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research IZW demonstrate for the first time in a free ranging mammal that hunger and conflict for access to resources can be stressful for subordinate ... - Read More
The Genomic Instability Group led by researcher Óscar Fernández Capetillo at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre CNIO has for the first time obtained a panoramic photo of the proteins that take part in human ... - Read More
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