A research team has developed a method to construct a biohybrid system that incorporates Vorticella microorganisms. Research that reveals what lies at the bottom of the research papers on biochemistry part of the ocean — the Mariana Trench. Multiple new genes involved in hearing loss have been revealed in a large study of mouse mutants. A new study looked into why the global commitment towards the expansion of protected areas has not delivered the expected conservation benefits.
When mitochondria become damaged, they avoid causing further problems by signaling cellular proteins to degrade them. Several cases have been reported in Mexico, but the disease gets little attention. Known to science since 1857, a common species of frog found from north-eastern Honduras through to central Panama, turns out to have been keeping its ‘multiple identities’ a secret. During mating, both males and females sometimes evolve creative strategies to pursue their interests. Bacteria can protect themselves from the attack of free radicals using specific natural products in their membranes. Imagine that HIV is a sealed tin can: if you opened it, what would you find inside? Birds, although they have larynges, use a different organ to sing.
Called a syrinx, it’s a uniquely avian feature. Cas9 and a seldom-used DNA repair pathway. Researchers analyzed an evolutionary tree reconstructed from the DNA of a majority of known bat species and found four bat lineages that exhibit extreme longevity. Aconite root is used in East Asian traditional medicines to treat pain. Since its toxicity, it is used after heat-processing for detoxifying. A diet rich in animal protein and meat in particular is not good for the health, a new study finds, providing further backing for earlier research evidence.
The challenges of collecting DNA samples directly from endangered species makes understanding and protecting them harder. With the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance, there is a growing need for new treatment strategies against life threatening bacterial infections. The oldest publicly available strain of the cholera-causing bacterial species, Vibrio cholerae, has had its genetic code read for the first time. Just how much does enhancing photosynthesis improve crop yield? How good are protein disorder prediction programs actually? Have any problems using the site? All rights controlled by their respective owners.