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bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum

Discovering a New Compound

Almost 20 years ago, the University of Delaware’s Tom Hanson started studying the bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum (Cba. tepidum), an organism that only lives in...
Crystal Surfaces

Capturing the Surprising Flexibility of Crystal Surfaces

Real-time imaging has shown the surprising flexibility of a crystal surface upon guest molecule introduction, with implications for storage and sensing devicesImages taken using...
protein UHRF1

New Puzzle Piece Found: How Does uhrf1 Regulate Gene Activity?

Epigenetic changes often play an important role in cancers, because they cause the genetic material to be read incorrectly at certain points. Particularly critical are...
nanorobotsvideo

Nanorobots Propel Through the Eye

Researchers of the “Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems” Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, together with an international team...
insulator

In Materials Hit with Light, Individual Atoms and Vibrations Take Disorderly...

Hitting a material with laser light sends vibrations rippling through its latticework of atoms, and at the same time can nudge the lattice into...
Immunotherapy

Scientific Breakthrough: Promising New Target for Immunotherapy

Following the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine, global attention is now more than ever turned toward the promise of immunotherapy in oncology. An international...
vacuum sensor

A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing

Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas...
Tiniest Test Tubes

Peering into Private Life of Atomic Clusters – Using the World’s...

Experts in the Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) at the University of Nottingham have taken a first peak into the private life of atomic clusters.Having...
autism

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during...
bacteria’s armour

New Insights into DNA ‘Melting’ Reveal Chink in Bacteria’s Armour

The researchers, from Imperial College London, who used bacteria in their experiments, say these findings may provide new insights into eradicating harmful bugs.How DNA melts...
DNA repair

Scientists Find the Secret to DNA Repair

The cell has its own paramedic team and emergency room to aid and repair damaged DNA, a new USC study reveals.The findings are timely,...
hearing loss

Drug Could Protect Children from Hearing Loss After Chemo

When cisplatin was first used to treat cancer in the late 70s, it made a big impact.“It was the most extraordinary breakthrough treatment,” says Dr Penelope...
Molecular Movievideo

Scientists Make the First Molecular Movie of One of Nature’s Most...

Scientists have made the first molecular movie of the instant when light hits a sensor that's widely used in nature for probing the environment...
Microscopic Machines

A New Way to Measure Energy in Microscopic Machines

What drives cells to live and engines to move? It all comes down to a quantity that scientists call “free energy,” essentially the energy...
cancer researchvideo

Two New Pathways Expand the Horizon for Cancer Research

Dramatically reshaping the scope of cancer research, the discovery was made by investigating a special class of genes known as noncoding RNA’s (ncRNA) found...
flu infectionvideo

Key Molecule for Flu Infection Identified

After decades of research, a research team has discovered the key receptor molecule that enhances the infection of the influenza A virus, providing a...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Potent New Mechanism of Action for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease...

Key Points of Research - Through research on the small molecule analogue of E6007 which is under clinical development as a treatment for inflammatory bowel...
Cholesterol vaccine

‘Cholesterol Vaccine’: Twice-Yearly Jab Could Help to Halve ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Researchers say the drug, which works by silencing genes in the liver and could be delivered by injection at a GP surgery just twice...
Glycoproteins

Chemical Octopus Catches Sneaky Cancer Clues, Trace Glycoproteins

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have engineered a chemical trap that exhaustively catches what are called glycoproteins, including minuscule traces that have previously escaped...
DNA knots

Untangling DNA Knots

Just like any long polymer chain, DNA tends to form knots. Using technology that allows them to stretch DNA molecules and image the behavior...