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A step closer to artificial livers: Researchers identify compounds that help liver cells grow outside body

Compounds
Prometheus the mythological figure who stole fire from the gods was punished for this theft by being bound to a rock Each day an eagle swept down and fed on his liver which then grew ... - Read More

Oxygen consumption of individual cells measured: Scanning electrochemical microscopy decisively optimized

Electrochemical, Oxygen , Microscopy
How active a living cell is can be seen by its oxygen consumption The method for determining this consumption has now been significantly improved by chemists in Bochum The problem up to now was that ... - Read More

Nanoparticles found in everyday items can inhibit fat storage: Gold nanoparticles accelerate aging

Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles, Nanoparticles
New research reveals that pure gold nanoparticles found in everyday items such as personal care products as well as drug delivery MRI contrast agents and solar cells can inhibit adipose fat storage and lead to ... - Read More

Surprising findings on hydrogen production in green algae

New research fuels hope of efficient hydrogen production with green algae being possible in the future despite the prevailing scepticism based on previous research The study changes the view on the potential of green algae ... - Read More

Origin of life: Power behind primordial soup discovered

Earth, earth
Researchers at the University of Leeds may have solved a key puzzle about how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth Share This See Also Geochemistry Near Earth Object Impacts Origin of Life ... - Read More

New technology measures oxygen in individual red blood cells in real time

Oxygen , Time
In an engineering breakthrough a Washington University in St Louis biomedical researcher has discovered a way to use light and color to measure oxygen in individual red blood cells in real time Share This See ... - Read More

Novel insights into the evolution of protein networks

Protein, Protein, protein
System wide networks of proteins are indispensable for organisms Function and evolution of these networks are among the most fascinating research questions in biology Bioinformatician Thomas Rattei University of Vienna and physicist Hernan Makse City ... - Read More

New cancer diagnostic technique debuts

Cancer cells break down sugars and produce the metabolic acid lactate at a much higher rate than normal cells This phenomenon provides a telltale sign that cancer is present via diagnostics such as PET scans ... - Read More

Making fuel from bacteria

Fuel
In the search for the fuels of tomorrow Swedish researchers are finding inspiration in the sea Not in offshore oil wells but in the water where blue green algae thrive Share This See Also Agriculture ... - Read More

Metal ions regulate terpenoid metabolism in insects

Ions, Metabolism
Max Planck scientists in Jena Germany have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in an important secondary metabolism the terpenoid pathway In the horseradish leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae a single enzyme ... - Read More

Toxic oceans may have delayed spread of complex life

Complex, Oceans
A new model suggests that inhospitable hydrodgen sulphide rich waters could have delayed the spread of complex life forms in ancient oceans The research published online this week in the journal Nature Communications considers the ... - Read More

March of the pathogens: Parasite metabolism can foretell disease ranges under climate change

Metabolism
Knowing the temperatures that viruses bacteria worms and all other parasites need to grow and survive could help determine the future range of infectious diseases under climate change according to new research Share This See ... - Read More

Nano-channel disentangles knotted DNA

Nano
DNA just like hair has a tendency to become knotted thus it may be useful to disentangle it Unfortunately it is not possible to actively choose at random or better in one solution the filaments ... - Read More

Macromolecular shredder for RNA: Researchers unravel the structure of the machinery for RNA disposal

RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA, RNA
Much in the same way as we use shredders to destroy documents that are no longer useful or that contain potentially damaging information cells use molecular machines to degrade unwanted or defective macromolecules Scientists of ... - Read More

Scientists turn toxic by-product into biofuel booster

Enzyme, Enzyme, Enzyme
Scientists studying an enzyme that naturally produces alkanes long carbon chain molecules that could be a direct replacement for the hydrocarbons in gasoline have figured out why the natural reaction typically stops after three to ... - Read More

Slow-release 'jelly' delivers drugs better

Duke University biomedical engineers have developed a new delivery system that overcomes the shortcomings of a promising class of peptide drugs very small proteins for treating diseases such as diabetes and cancer Share This See ... - Read More

Small change for big improvement: Halogen bonds and drug discovery

Drug, Drug, Drug, Drug discovery, Drug, Drug discovery, Drug discovery
Halogen bonding has been applied in crystal engineering materials research and nanotechnology for some time Scientists from the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies HITS and the Czech Academy of Science in Prague have now developed ... - Read More

Great Oxidation Event: More oxygen through multicellularity

Oxygen, Oxygen , Oxygen
The appearance of free oxygen in Earth's atmosphere led to the Great Oxidation Event This was triggered by cyanobacteria producing the oxygen which developed into multicellular forms as early as 2.3 billion years ago As ... - Read More
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