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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:47:13 EDT
Nanosciences: Genes on the rack
A novel nanotool has been developed that provides an easy means of characterizing the mechanical properties of biomolecules.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:45:09 EDT
Paving the road to drug discovery
There are many disadvantages to using human cells in the initial stages of creating a new therapy. Scientists often have to test a large number of compounds in order to find one that is effective against a particular target. Human cells are costly to take care of and require a lot of time and specific conditions in order to grow. Now researchers say that fission yeast may be used to find the next cancer cure.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:43:38 EDT
A moving story of FHL2 and forces
Researchers have revealed the molecular events leading to the regulation of cell growth and proliferation in response to stiffness of the extracellular matrix that surrounds them.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:39:28 EDT
First atomic-level image of the human 'marijuana receptor' unveiled
In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists has, for the first time, created a three-dimensional atomic-level image of the molecular structure activated by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical in marijuana.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:46:11 EDT
Do microbes control our mood?
Our intestine hosts a complex ecosystem of bacteria; we call it the gut microbiota, which includes at least 1000 difference species. We get most of our gut microbes soon after birth, although there is evidence of colonization even during prenatal life. Now new research on gut bacteria may change the way we look at anxiety, depression, and behavioral disorders, say scientists.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:10:01 EDT
Scientists can listen to proteins by turning data into music
Transforming data about the structure of proteins into melodies gives scientists a completely new way of analyzing the molecules that could reveal new insights into how they work -- by listening to them. A new study shows how musical sounds can help scientists analyze data using their ears instead of their eyes.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:08:58 EDT
Strong, steady forces at work during cell division
Biologists who study the mechanics of cell division have for years disagreed about how much force is at work when the cell's molecular engines are lining chromosomes up in the cell, preparing to winch copies to opposite poles across a bridge-like structure called the kinetochore to form two new cells. The question is fundamental to understanding how cells divide, says a cell biologist.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:05:57 EDT
Ultrastructure of a condensed chromosome-like structure in a cyanobacterium
Eukaryotic cells, including human cells, form paired condensed chromosomes before cell division. The paired chromosomes are then equally divided into the daughter cells. Prokaryotic cells, including bacteria, do not have such a DNA distribution system. Researchers have discovered that the photosynthetic cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus shows eukaryotic condensed chromosome-like DNA compaction prior to cell division and were able to reveal details of the transiently formed structure.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:25:03 EDT
Taking out the cellular 'trash' at the right place and the right time
New insight about how cells dispose of their waste has been discovered by researchers. They show the necessity of a regulation in space and time of a key protein involved in cellular waste disposal. Dysfunctions in the waste disposal system of a cell are linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:31:08 EDT
All yeasts are not created equal
The type of yeast in bread is less similar to the type that causes fungal infections than previously thought, new research concludes.
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