Molecular Biology

The Triple Threat of Coronavirus

London, UK — Severe symptoms of COVID-19, leading often to death, are thought to result from the patient’s own acute immune response rather than from damage inflicted directly by the virus. Immense...

Winning Gene Combination Takes All

Norwich, UK — Researchers have traced the remaining last steps of the biological pathway that gives oats resistance to the deadly crop disease take-all.  The discovery creates opportunities for...

Stop the Genetic Presses!

State College, PA — The protein, known as NusG, pauses the transcription machinery at specific DNA sequences to facilitate what is called “intrinsic termination” and prevent unwanted transcription...

How Plants Find Their Symbiotic Partners

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — What would it be like to produce fertilizer in your own basement? Leguminous plants, like peas, beans, and various species of clover, obtain the organic nitrogen they...

A Milestone in Muscular Dystrophy Therapy

Berlin, Germany — Muscle stem cells enable our muscle to build up and regenerate over a lifetime through exercise. But if certain muscle genes are mutated, the opposite occurs. In patients suffering...

SARS-CoV-2 Curtails Immune Response in the Gut

Cambridge, UK — In an effort to determine the potential for COVID-19 to begin in a person’s gut, and to better understand how human cells respond to SARS-CoV-2, the scientists used human intestinal...

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