Highly Selective Membranes

Tokyo, Japan — Membranes with microscopic pores are useful for water filtration. The effect of pore size on water filtration is well-understood, as is the role of ions, charged atoms, that interact...

The Right Cells in the Right Spot

Munich. Germany — Spotting, pursuing and catching prey – for many animals this is an essential task for survival. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology now show in zebrafish...

The Line of Succession

München, Germany — A specific region of messenger RNAs, the 3′ untranslated region (3’UTR), plays an important role for cells to function properly. During embryonic development, 3’UTRs...

Fats Fighting Back Against Bacteria

Queensland, Australia — Droplets of fat inside our cells are helping the body’s own defence system fight back against infection, University of Queenslandresearchers have discovered. The international...

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