Laura Menendez

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The 'super immunity' of bats is good for them, and potentially good for us

For most people, bats are curious creatures that only venture out as we go to sleep, but they are also something of a medical mystery.<p>The animals are …

The ‘selfish’ R2d2 gene totally disses Darwin

R2d2 is selfish. It propagates itself through generations but not for some evolutionary advantage. Quite the opposite.<p>Researchers studying the gene …

Biology

Some people are more likely to get bitten by mosquitoes — here’s why

Thomson Reuters<p>For some of us, mosquito bites are an annoyance that plagues our arms and legs all summer long.<p>Meanwhile, others seem immune to the …

Logran curar la enfermedad de Wilson en ratones

Investigadores españoles han desarrollado un vector mediante terapia génica que corrige el origen y revierte los síntomas de la enfermedad de Wilson, …

A Protein Found in Human Breast Milk Could Help Kill Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Natural protection.<p>Scientists have transformed a key protein in human breast milk into an 'artificial virus' that seeks out and kills bacteria on the …

Breast Feeding

These Unusual American Ants Never Get Old

Almost everyone succumbs to the ravages of time. Once quick and strong, both body and mind eventually break down as aging takes its toll. Except, it …

These Are The First-Ever Photos Of Individual Proteins

Possible thanks to graphene<p>There are thousands of different proteins in the human body. Each has a unique shape that determines its function. Scientists have a hard time capturing images of individual proteins, however—the high-powered imaging tools would obliterate the fragile proteins, so …

Protein

Researchers identify two proteins important for the demethylation of DNA

Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz have identified a missing piece of the puzzle in understanding how epigenetic marks …

Genetics

Control of CRISPR, biotech’s most promising breakthrough, is in dispute

A futuristic gene-editing technology holds almost fantastical promise to turn biologists' wildest dreams into reality. The technology called CRISPR could one day be used to delete the HIV virus from patients' cells, create a limitless supply of organs for transplant and produce better crops. …