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Tumor Syndromes

Study Provides Insight into Link Between Two Rare Tumor Syndromes

Findings UCLA researchers have discovered that timing is everything when it comes to preventing a specific gene mutation in mice from developing rare and fast-growing...
plants

Plants Under Heat Stress Must Act Surprisingly Quickly to Survive

In new results reported in The Plant Cell, molecular biologist Elizabeth Vierling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues in India and China...
nanothreads

Weaving with Nanothreads

Researchers in the group led by Professor Helma Wennemers in the Laboratory for Organic Chemistry, have used their chemical looms to produce a unique...
crystal structure

Out Through the Window

High-resolution crystal structure reveals a new pathway for RNA during a nontraditional form of transcription — the process by which RNA is produced from...
dental restoration

A Tougher Tooth

Fewer trips to the dentist may be in your future, and you have mussels to thank. Inspired by the mechanisms mussels use to adhere to...
epithelial tissue

Cells’ Collective Behavior Determines Tissue Shapes

A team of researchers, including Northwestern Engineering’s Madhav Mani, has brought the world closer to understanding how living tissues and cells arrive at their...
cancer treatment

Unique Pathology Atlas Paves the Way for Personalised Cancer Treatment

The atlas project has been led by Professor Mathias Uhlén, SciLifeLab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in cooperation with colleagues from Uppsala University and...
bacteria

Bacteria Stab Amoebae with Daggers

Bacteria have to watch out for amoeba. Hungry amoebae hunt them: they catch them with their pseudopodia and then absorb and digest them. However, some...
memoriesvideo

Researchers Show How Particular Fear Memories Can Be Erased

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have devised a method to selectively erase particular fear memories by weakening the connections between the nerve...
antsvideo

Smells Like Queen Spirit

Queen ants spend most of their time having babies. To reign supreme in a colony, they exude a special scent, or pheromone, on the...
immune cells

UMass Amherst Researchers Find ‘Switch’ that Turns on Immune Cells’ Tumor-Killing...

Molecular biologists led by Leonid Pobezinsky and his wife and research collaborator Elena Pobezinskaya at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have published results that...
Chemical Reaction

Researchers Discover New Class of Chemical Reaction

A new study led by Michael P. Burke, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has identified the significance of a new class...
transistors

Single Molecules Can Work as Reproducible Transistors—at Room Temperature

A major goal in the field of molecular electronics, which aims to use single molecules as electronic components, is to make a device where...
stem cells

UCLA Scientists Identify a New Way to Activate Stem Cells to...

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by...
rubber

Harvard Researchers Develop Tough, Self-Healing Rubber

Imagine a tire that could heal after being punctured or a rubber band that never snapped. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of...
Gene Regulatorsvideo

Breakthrough Method Yields Trove of Neuron Subtypes, Gene Regulators

With funding from the National Institutes of Health's BRAIN Initiative, researchers have discovered a trove of neuronal subtypes and gene regulators, using a new...
Nobel Laureatevideo

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Says Research Should Focus on Basic Science

As he poses to have his picture taken, Scottish-born American chemist Sir James Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, asks the photographers if...
optimized polyester

Research Demonstrates Novel Method of Producing Optimized Polyester

Polyester is inescapable: used in everyday items like clothes, water bottles, food packaging, and even biomedical devices, the polymer is an increasingly common choice...
Gut Microbes

Structure of Enzyme Enabling Growth of Beneficial Gut Microbes

A University of Tokyo research group and their collaborators have revealed the three-dimensional structure and function of an enzyme that helps a group of...
pro-cancer

Mouse Study Helps Explain the Paradoxical Pro-Cancer Effects of Paclitaxel

The very same treatment that thwarts breast cancer has a dark side – it can fuel the spread of the disease to the lungs. Researchers...