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Snakes and snake-like robots show how sidewinders conquer sandy slopes

The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating By studying the snakes in a unique bed of inclined sand ... - Read More

Smallest world record has ‘endless possibilities’ for bio-nanotechnology

Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio nanotechnology a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science technology and medicine The new study published in print ... - Read More

Under the Microscope: 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; AIP Congratulates Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell and William Moerner

Expert Pitch Released 8 Oct 2014 10 45 AM EDTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only WASHINGTON D C October 8 2014 ... - Read More

AIP's 2014 Chemistry Nobel Prize Resource Page Offers Context, Commentary, Technical Manuscripts and More on Microscopy Breakthroughs

Released 8 Oct 2014 3 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom American Institute of Physics AIP more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Oct 9 2014 WASHINGTON D C October 8 ... - Read More

Cancer Researchers Identify 'Achilles Heel' in Metabolic Pathway That Could Lead to New Treatments for Lung Cancer

Released 7 Oct 2014 2 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom UT Southwestern Medical Center more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Cell MetabolismOct 8 2014 DALLAS – Oct 7 ... - Read More

Fungicides: Discovery on how fungi avoid immune responses of plants leads to new generation of fungicides

Plants that come under attack from pathogens have an automatic immune response Fungi get around this plant immunity by injecting proteins into the host plant cells These 'effector proteins' enable the fungi to escape the ... - Read More

Online games and remote experiments could reduce scientific fraud, cherry-picking

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

First pictures of BRCA2 protein show how it works to repair DNA

Scientists have taken pictures of the BRCA2 protein for the first time showing how it works to repair damaged DNA Mutations in the gene that encodes BRCA2 are well known for raising the risk of ... - Read More

No need for water, enzymes are doing it for themselves

New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms in biology that enzymes need water to function The breakthrough could eventually lead to the development of new industrial ... - Read More

Bacteria may have ability to reduce impact of diazepam on UK river environments

The natural photo degradation of diazepam valium and similar medicines followed by bacterial breakdown may reduce their potentially harmful impact on the UK's freshwater environment a team of researchers has said Diazepam used to treat ... - Read More

Boosting biofuel: Yeast made to tolerate high levels of ethanol, making them more productive

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

Old Drug May Be Key to New Antibiotics

Released 22 Sep 2014 3 05 PM EDTSource Newsroom McMaster University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations eLifeSep 23 2014 Hamilton ON September 22 2014 – McMaster ... - Read More

Researchers Study Vital 'On/Off Switches' That Control When Bacteria Turn Deadly

No matter how many times it’s demonstrated it’s still hard to envision bacteria as social communicating creatures But by using a signaling system called “quorum sensing ” these single celled organisms radically alter their behavior ... - Read More

X-rays unlock a protein's SWEET side

Sugar is a vital source of energy for both plants and animals alike Understanding just how sugar makes its way into the cell could lead to the design of better drugs for diabetes patients and ... - Read More

New halogenation enzyme found: Discovery to impact pharmaceutical and agricultural industries

Molecules containing carbon halogen bonds are produced naturally across all kingdoms of life and constitute a large family of natural products with a broad range of biological activities The presence of halogen substituents in many ... - Read More

Liposome research meets nanotechnology to improve cancer treatment

In the race to find more effective ways to treat cancer Boise State University biophysicist Daniel Fologea is working outside the rules of general mathematics that say one plus one equals two In his world ... - Read More

U.S. cityscapes show consistent patterns of 'urban evolution'

Most people think of city landscapes as simpler diminished versions of the wild forests and free flowing streams found in remote places But in a series of studies published Sept 10 2014 in a special ... - Read More

How skin falls apart: Pathology of autoimmune skin disease revealed at the nanoscale

University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin This information provides new insights into autoimmune mechanisms in general and could ... - Read More

Sharks in acidic waters avoid smell of food

The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food a new study suggests Elevated carbon dioxide levels impaired the ... - Read More

US cityscapes show consistent patterns of 'urban evolution'

Most people think of city landscapes as simpler diminished versions of the wild forests and free flowing streams found in remote places But in a series of studies published Sept 10 2014 in a special ... - Read More
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