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Boosting biogasoline production in microbes

In the on going effort to develop advanced biofuels as a clean green and sustainable source of liquid transportation fuels researchers at the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Joint BioEnergy Institute JBEI have ... - Read More

Co-opting bacterial immune system to turn off specific genes

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that co opts an immune system already present in bacteria and archaea to turn off specific genes or sets of genes creating a powerful tool ... - Read More

YEDA R&D and XL-Protein Sign Agreement to Bring Interferon Superagonist to Market

Released 22 Oct 2014 11 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom Weizmann Institute of Science more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Biological Chemistry 2014 289 29014 29029Oct ... - Read More

Breeding soybeans that can tolerate heat, drought

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

Charged graphene gives DNA a stage to perform molecular gymnastics

When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics Fast accurate ... - Read More

Scientists create new protein-based material with some nerve

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

Invasive plant wins competition against its native cousin

Because of its aggressive behavior and its harmful effects the invasive prairie plant Lespedeza cuneata has been added to several noxious weed lists Research at the University of Illinois on how soil bacteria interact with ... - Read More

Special chromosomal structures control key genes

that is filled with roughly three meters of DNA As the instructions for all cell processes the DNA must be accessible to the cell’s transcription machinery yet be compressed tightly enough to fit inside the ... - Read More

Antibiotic resistance: Bacterial defense policies

High resolution cryo electron microscopy has now revealed in unprecedented detail the structural changes in the bacterial ribosome which results in resistance to the antibiotic erythromycin Multiresistant bacterial pathogens that are insensitive to virtually all ... - 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

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

UNC Researchers Find Final Pieces to the Circadian Clock Puzzle

Released 12 Sep 2014 9 45 AM EDTEmbargo expired 14 Sep 2014 5 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom University of North Carolina School of Medicine more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in ... - Read More

In Directing Stem Cells, Study Shows Context Matters

has been working to produce precise chemically defined surfaces on which to grow stem cells “A cell will react differently if it lands near soft tissue like the brain ” To fully explore the idea ... - Read More

Small molecule acts as on-off switch for nature's antibiotic factory: Tells Streptomyces to either veg out or get busy

Scientists have identified the developmental on off switch for Streptomyces a group of soil microbes that produce more than two thirds of the world's naturally derived antibiotic medicines Their hope now would be to see ... - Read More

Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle

Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles NPs that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer Built on an easy to make polymer these ... - Read More

The electric slide dance of DNA knots

DNA has the nasty habit of getting tangled and forming knots Scientists study these knots to understand their function and learn how to disentangle them e g useful for gene sequencing techniques Cristian Micheletti professor ... - Read More

Dead body feeding larvae useful in forensic investigations

Non biting blow fly Chrysomya megacephala is commonly found in dead bodies and is used in forensic investigations to determine the time of death referred to as the post mortem interval A report of synanthropic ... - Read More

Scientists Find Protein-Building Enzymes Have Undergone Metamorphosis and Evolved Diverse New Functions

work toward their next discoveries The institute's graduate program which awards PhD degrees in biology and chemistry ranks among the top ten of its kind in the nation For more information see www scripps edu ... - Read More

Potent Spider Toxin 'Electrocutes' German, Not American, Cockroaches

suggests that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees A summary of the research led by Frank Bosmans Ph D an assistant professor of physiology at the Johns ... - Read More

Noninvasive advanced image analysis could lead to better patient care

Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment and their progress could be better tracked using a new high tech method of non invasive medical imaging analysis according to a study published by the journal ... - Read More
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