Mapping Out the Mystery of Blood Stem Cells

Toronto, ON — Princess Margaret scientists have revealed how stem cells are able to generate new blood cells throughout our life by looking at vast, uncharted regions of our genetic material that hold...

Grabbing Viruses Out of Thin Air

Miyagi, Japan — The future could hold portable and wearable sensors for detecting viruses and bacteria in the surrounding environment. But we’re not there yet. Scientists at Tohoku University...

Tackling Metabolic Complexity

Munich, Germany — Metabolic robustness, the ability of a metabolic system to buffer changes in its environment, is not always a welcome feature for microbiologists: it interferes with metabolic engineering...

Tarantula Toxin Attacks with Molecular Stinger

Seattle, WA — Oversized, hairy tarantulas may be unsightly and venomous, but surprisingly their hunter toxin may hold answers to better control of chronic pain. A bird-catching Chinese tarantula...

Making Sense of a Universe of Corn Genetics

Ames, IA — Seed banks across the globe store and preserve the genetic diversity of millions of varieties of crops. This massive collection of genetic material ensures crop breeders access to a wealth...

Proteins in Motion

München, Germany — Proteins are the essential substrate of learning and memory. However, while memories can last a life-time, proteins are relatively short-lived molecules that need to be replenished...

Glyphosate may Affect Human Gut Microbiota

Turku, Finland — Glyphosate is the most commonly used broad-spectrum herbicide. Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland have developed a new bioinformatics tool to predict if a microbe,...

Biofriendly Protocells Pump Up Blood Vessels

Bristol, UK — An international team comprising researchers from the University of Bristol, and Hunan and Central South Universities in China, have prepared biocompatible protocells that generate nitric...

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