Microbiology
Microbes equipped with light-harvesting semiconductor particles generate useful chemicals much more efficiently than ordinary microbes.
Researchers have discovered the presence of rogue brain and muscle cells inside kidney organoids and used artificial intelligence to remove them.
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In the latest example of bacteria being "literally everywhere," scientists appear to have found evidence of microbes living harmlessly in our brains.
The already-rare Stone's sheep of the Yukon is 20 per cent less common than previously thought, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists.
When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fiber-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating which researchers show are due to changes of the composition and function of gut...
The already-rare Stone's sheep of the Yukon is 20 per cent less common than previously thought, according to new research by biologists. The study examined 123 different DNA...
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An analysis of Twitter data from the U.S. shows that social media usage largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars. The data reflect the amount...
The sight or smell of something delicious is often enough to get your mouth watering, but the physiological response to food perception may go well beyond your salivary...
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Although the presence of humpback whales in the Mediterranean has been considered unusual, it is known that their visits have increased in the last 150 years. Until now, there had...
Fuel cells that work with the enzyme hydrogenase are, in principle, just as efficient as those that contain the expensive precious metal platinum as a catalyst. However, the...
Male salmon are maturing earlier and becoming smaller, and it shows in their genes. This was the discovery of a study that examined scale samples from salmon over a 40-year...
In the drive to decarbonise Europe's transport sector, fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer crucial benefits. For one, their fuel – hydrogen – can be generated from a wide variety of local renewable energy sources, limiting...
VIDEO Many of us are used to encountering ants scampering across a sidewalk, a trail path or even in our kitchen floor. But...
Currently in India, there are over 200,000 researchers working on numerous applications to better...
VIDEO Touch, or tactile sensing, is fundamentally important for a range of real-life applications, from robotics to surgical medicine to sports science. Tactile sensors are modeled on the biological sense of touch and can help...
An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found that this happens through a previously unknown mechanism....
A team of researchers at Dalhousie University has found evidence that suggests hemimastigotes represent a major new branch of evolutionary life. In...
Pancreatic cancer cells are known for their ability to thrive under extreme conditions of low nutrients and oxygen, a trait known in the cancer field as 'austerity.' The cells' remarkable resistance to starvation is...
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Coffee or tea is a bitter choice, a taste genetics study suggests.
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Scientists from VIB and Ghent University under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Jenny Russinova have uncovered a novel mechanism in plants that controls an important decision...
Wherever there's water, there's bound to be bubbles floating at the surface. From standing puddles, lakes, and streams, to swimming pools, hot tubs, public fountains, and toilets, bubbles are ubiquitous, indoors and...
Researchers have found that a protein in the cell membranes of sperm plays a key role in how they find their way to eggs. The PMCA protein may also help...
ETH scientists have shown that the immune system's macrophages are regulated not only biochemically, but mechanically as well. This could explain why the cells are less active in healthy body tissue.
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Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have constructed protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate the development of artificial...
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99.9 percent.
Luxia Scientific, a French biotech dedicated to improving well-being and health for all through the analysis and understanding of the microbiome, announces the availability of its...
To protect neurons and limit the damage after a stroke, researchers from the CNRS, the University of Caen-Normandie, University Paris-Est Créteil, and the company OTR3 have...
ZEISS introduces new software modules with enhanced imaging technology: ZEISS ZEN Connect is especially useful for, but not limited to, structural analysis, examination of cellular processes, localization of cells, and...
The Atacama Desert, the driest and oldest desert on Earth, located in northern Chile, hides a hyper-arid core in which no rain...
Researchers have found that a protein in the cell membranes of sperm plays a key role in how...
An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found out that this happens through a previously unknown...
Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty.
Many life-saving medicines, including insulin, antibodies and vaccines, are derived from living cells. These "biologics" can be difficult to obtain and store...
Outbreaks of norovirus in health care settings and outbreaks caused by a particular genotype of the virus are more likely...
Call it instinct, but something compels some animals to behave in certain ways, perhaps programs in their genes. Researchers have directly connected activities of...
Scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified sodium glucose transporter 2, or SGLT2, as a mechanism that lung cancer cells can utilize to...
A new special edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics focuses on the roles of imaging in radiation oncology....
Study illuminates new mode of bacteria dispersal.
TGen North, the Pathogen and Microbiome Division of the Translational Genomics Research Institute, has partnered with the non-profit NARBHA Institute to advance human health through the new TGen...
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99 percent.
Infections more... NEWS MEDICAL 16 hours
Pancreatic cancer cells are known for their ability to thrive under extreme conditions of low nutrients and oxygen, a trait known in the cancer field as...
Cancer more... NEWS MEDICAL 16 hours
Researchers have made rapid advances in understanding how to manipulate the immune system safely to destroy cancer cells. Adoptive transfer of haploidentical natural killer...
Cancer more... NEWS MEDICAL 16 hours
Over 90% of malign tumors in the head and neck are originated from carcinomas of squamous cells that appear in superficial areas of the...
Cancer more... NEWS MEDICAL 17 hours
The first Human Cell Atlas study of early pregnancy in humans has shown how the function of the maternal immune...
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Two new studies provide evidence that previous Dengue infection in pregnant mothers may lead to increased...
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When rains fell on the arid Atacama Desert, it was reasonable to expect floral blooms to follow. Instead, the water brought death. Planetary astrobiologists has found that after encountering never-before-seen rainfall three...
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Scientists have uncovered a novel mechanism in plants that controls an important decision step in stomatal lineage to divide asymmetrically or to differentiate. This is a...
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In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this.
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In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this.
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In the most comprehensive study of its kind, biologists have found that tropical and subtropical forests across South America's Andes Mountains are responding to warming temperatures...
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Several neurological disorders may benefit from gene therapy. However, even when using the lead vector candidate for intrathecal administration, adeno-associated virus serotype 9 (AAV9), the strength and distribution...
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With the increasing resistance of many Gram-negative bacteria to existing classes of antibiotics, identifying new paradigms in antimicrobial discovery is an important...
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We report the development of a novel platform to enhance the efficacy and safety of follicular lymphoma (FL) treatment. Since lymphoma is a clonal malignancy of a diversity...
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Glycogen is the primary storage form of glucose. Glycogen synthesis and breakdown are tightly controlled by glycogen synthase (GYS) and...
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Important cell populations reside within tissues and are not accessed by traditional blood draws used to monitor the immune system. To address this issue...
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Aging in humans is associated with increased hyperglycemia and insulin resistance (collectively termed IR) and dysregulation of the...
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Oral administration of therapeutic peptides is hindered by poor absorption across the gastrointestinal barrier and extensive degradation by proteolytic enzymes. Here, we investigated the...
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T lymphocytes release exosomes containing specific microRNAs that cause apoptosis of pancreatic β cells in type 1 diabetes.
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RB1 loss of function in small cell lung cancer causes dependency on Aurora kinases for survival, which can be targeted therapeutically.
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An implantable biomaterial recruits rare tumor cells and enables long-term observation of microenvironmental evolution.
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Researchers at Tokyo Tech have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate the development of artificial enzymes, nano-sized...
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Studies of single cells reveal complex interactions as placenta forms
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The mosquito Aedes aegypti is a powerful, plentiful species: It populates six continents, can carry deadly viruses, and bites with abandon. But until recently, its genome was in tatters.
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An international study led by University of Miami tropical biologists reveals that tropical trees are migrating upslope to escape climate change, but not fast enough.
Turning astrocytes into neurons improves symptoms in preliminary mouse studies
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MS causes nerve cells to lose their insulating coating. A new study finds that the cells that construct this coat may also be responsible for its demise.
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Pancreatic cancer cells are known for their ability to thrive under extreme conditions of low nutrients and oxygen, a trait known in the cancer field as "austerity." The cells' remarkable resistance to starvation is...
Cancer more... PHYS.ORG 1 day
Many life-saving medicines, including insulin, antibodies and vaccines, are derived from living cells. These "biologics" can be difficult to obtain and store on the battlefield or in remote areas. That's why scientists are trying to develop portable systems that can...
MS causes nerve cells to lose their insulating coating. A new study finds that the cells that construct this coat may also be responsible for its demise.
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New research on highly aggressive pancreatic cancers finds that a protein fuels cancer cells to the extent that they become 'addicted' to it.
A paper published in 2017 appeared to show a limited quantum effect in bacteria. Now scientists argue that something much weirder happened.
Modern medicine's ability to keep us alive makes it tempting to think human evolution may have stopped. Better healthcare disrupts a key driving force of evolution by keeping...
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Shopping in your supermarket's produce section is like strolling through a museum of humanity's greatest inventions. Perfect ears of golden sweet corn;...
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99 percent.
Infections more... PHYS.ORG 1 day
Fuel cells that work with the enzyme hydrogenase are, in principle, just as efficient as those that contain the expensive precious metal platinum as a catalyst. However, the...
Male salmon are maturing earlier and becoming smaller, and it shows in their genes. This was the discovery of a study that examined scale samples from salmon in the River...
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You probably learned this basic lesson of biology in elementary school: Plants are self-feeders. These so-called autotrophs use the sun's energy and water to turn carbon dioxide from the air...
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Call it instinct, but something compels some animals to behave in certain ways, perhaps programs in...
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A team of researchers with Cornell University and the University of Oxford has found that birds and insects reacted in some surprising ways to the 2017 U.S. total solar eclipse....
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have has achieved the functional recovery from a stroke after implanting silk fibroin hydrogels-encapsulated stem cells in stroke mice.
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A research team has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells 'meta-atoms'. Asymmetry of meta-atoms...
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A giant individual of the fungus, Armillaria gallica, or honey mushroom, first studied 25 years ago by James...
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A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their...
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Microbial plankton communities will be boosted in productivity and biomass from warmer water temperatures provided sufficient nutrients are also readily available, suggest KAUST researchers.
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Understanding the mechanisms that prevent our immune system damaging healthy cells, whilst fighting infection and cancer, could lead to the development of novel immune-regulating treatments.
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The African elephantnose fish generates weak electrical pulses to navigate its environment. This localization sense bears an astonishing similarity to vision, as a study by the University of...
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An analysis of dolphin genes has revealed information about their past migrations, showing just how crucial migrants might be for other populations.
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Researchers have found that high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, sometimes referred to as "good" cholesterol, is transported from the outer wall to the interior of cells by a protein that helps create a "bridge" between...
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By combining two imaging modalities--adaptive optics and angiography--investigators at the National Eye Institute can see live neurons, epithelial cells, and blood vessels...
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Scientists have found a new antibacterial defensive 'swarm' in the nose. It helps explain how the airway protects itself from bacteria in the air.
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Scientists have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals. The achievement could accelerate the development of artificial enzymes, nano-sized carriers and delivery...
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National Institutes of Health scientists and their collaborators found that hepatitis B virus-associated acute liver failure--a rare condition that can turn fatal within days without liver...
Infections more... NEWS MEDICAL 1 day
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition in which individuals exhibit memory loss, dementia, and impaired metabolism.
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The speed and error rate of DNA synthesis is influenced by the three-dimensional structure of the DNA. Using "third-generation" genome-wide DNA sequencing data, a team of...
Cancer more... NEWS MEDICAL 1 day
The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for...
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Tiny microscopic worms, invisible to the naked eye, are helping scientists to better understand an extraordinarily complex biological pathway that...
AgingConnectivity more... NEWS MEDICAL 1 day
A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like...
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An antibody that binds simultaneously to two distinct regions of the HER2 receptor to block the growth of cancer cells has shown...
Cancer more... NEWS MEDICAL 2 days
Living cells depend absolutely on microtubules that form a scaffolding for moving materials inside the cell. Microtubule fibers are hollow rods made of much smaller tubulin subunits that spontaneously assemble at one end of the rod, but exactly how they...
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Algae
Feeling the pressure with universal tactile imaging
PHYS.ORG
New research studies adhesiveness in ants as a way to improve synthetic adhesives
PHYS.ORG
Visualizing 'unfurling' microtubule growth
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Scientists uncover crucial biological circuits that regulate lipids and their role in overall health
PHYS.ORG
Bending DNA costs less energy than assumed
PHYS.ORG
How do peptides penetrate cells? Two sides of the same coin
PHYS.ORG
Stretchy solar cells a step closer
PHYS.ORG
Unique study shows how bats maneuver
SCIENCE DAILY
These Flatworms Can Regrow A Body From A Fragment. How Do They Do It And Could We?
NPR
New model is a leap forward in understanding plant organ growth
PHYS.ORG
How the world's fastest muscle created four unique bird species
PHYS.ORG
Scientists create new oil-resistant filter technology
PHYS.ORG
CRISPR opens door to new type of medicine—'genome surgery'
PHYS.ORG
How to mass produce cell-sized robots
PHYS.ORG
Motley crews of bacteria cleanse water at huge oceanic Georgia Aquarium exhibit
PHYS.ORG
From peaceful coexistence to potential peril: The bacteria that live in and on us
PHYS.ORG
Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis on the rise across U.S.
NEWS MEDICAL