Science

The Architect of Genome Folding

Halle (Saale), Germany — The DNA molecule is not naked in the nucleus. Instead, it is folded in a very organized way by the help of different proteins to establish a unique spatial organization of...

Gut Epithelium Muscles Up Against Infection

Uppsala, Sweden — To maximise absorption of nutrients from the diet, the intestinal mucous membrane has a large surface area. However, this also makes it vulnerable to attack from aggressive gut microbes....

More than the Sum of Mutations

Halle (Saale), Germany — A new algorithm can predict which genes cause cancer, even if their DNA sequence is not changed. A team of researchers in Berlin combined a wide variety of data, analyzed it...

Brain Damage Caused by Plasticisers

Bayreuth, Germany — The plasticisers contained in many everyday objects can impair important brain functions in humans. Biologists from the University of Bayreuth warn of this danger in an article...

Neural Stem Cells Age Rapidly, Study Reveals

Los Angeles, CA — In a new study published in Cell Stem Cell, a team led by USC Stem Cell scientist Dr. Michael Bonaguidi, demonstrates that neural stem cells – the stem cells of the nervous...

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