Biochemistry

Revealed: the Scottish university courses only open to England’s fee-paying students

When Alex Salmond stepped down as First Minister, he famously unveiled a commemorative stone engraved with the message ‘The rocks will melt with the sun before I allow tuition fees to be imposed on Scottish students.’ If he wants to see melting, he should go to the UCAS website and look at the …

Online Education

Sweden's Granges halts plans for U.S. aluminum joint venture

© Reuters. Sweden's Granges halts plans for U.S. aluminum joint venture<p>STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Granges (ST:GRANG) put on ice on Friday plans …

Stock Markets

Approval of first RNA interference drug – why the excitement?

Small interfering RNA sounds like something from a science fiction novel rather than a revolutionary type of medicine. But this odd-sounding new drug …

FDA

A novel synthetic antibody enables conditional 'protein knockdown' in vertebrates

Researchers have developed a novel synthetic antibody that paves the way for an improved functional analysis of proteins.

Zoology

Similarities between the two gap phases of the cell cycle indicate a default biochemical program in living cells

The two 'gap' phases of the cell cycle were long thought to be under different regulatory control circuits, but a new study from A*STAR overturns …

Protein

Key mechanism of DNA replication discovered

Researchers have uncovered a key control mechanism of DNA replication with potential implications for better understanding how cells maintain genetic …

Replication

Author Correction: Functional 5′ UTR mRNA structures in eukaryotic translation regulation and how to find them

Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 94305, USA<p>Kathrin Leppek<br>• & Maria Barna<p>Department of Genetics, Stanford …

Biology

Scientists uncover unexpected role for two proteins as immune system regulators

An unexpected discovery in two disease-linked proteins could shed light on human immune system disorders, including a rare and often fatal childhood …

Immune System

A unique combination of catalysts opens doors to making useful compounds

All organisms rely on chemical reactions in order to make various natural products. Chemical reactions can be caused by a number of catalysts, such …

Chemistry

Aluminum All Around Us

Aluminum is a highly charged element. Like other metals, it can competitively inhibit several essential elements that have similar charges and …

Biology

Interpace Diagnostics acquires select assets of Rosetta Genomics

Interpace Diagnostics Group (IDXG -1%) has acquired a majority of the equipment of Rosetta Genomics’ Philadelphia laboratory through a bankruptcy …

Business

RUNX proteins act as regulators in DNA repair: Findings open opportunities to target RUNX-deficient cancers such as breast cancer and leukemia

Findings open opportunities to target RUNX-deficient cancers such as breast cancer and leukemia<p>A study has revealed that RUNX proteins are regulators …

Cancer

Protein droplets keep neurons at the ready and immune system in balance

Discoveries show how proteins that organize into liquid droplets inside cells make certain biological functions possible.

Immune System

Tiny helpers that clean cells

Cells collect, decompose and recycle surplus or damaged cell material. This process, known as autophagy, is important, because cellular waste can be …

Biology

Inching closer to a soft spot in isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis

Researchers comparing clonal strains of the mycobacteria that cause TB, before and after they developed resistance to a first-line drug, found that a …

Atoms

Rollin' Into the Off Season with Les Schwab | Sacramento River Cats Content

<i>Get ready to roll into the off season with Les Schwab! Les Schwab will be giving out a set of four (4) tires to a lucky fan this year! The promotion</i> …

Pacific Coast League

Major new vulnerability of childhood leukemia uncovered

A team of researchers has recently uncovered a major new vulnerability of mixed lineage leukemia. Their findings demonstrate that a protein called …

Biology

Selection and evaluation of an efficient method for the recovery of viral nucleic acid extraction from complex biologicals

Abstract<p>There is a need for a broad and efficient testing strategy for the detection of both known and novel viral adventitious agents in vaccines …

Biology

Key role found for enzymes in DNA replication and sensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs

A new study shows that the TLK1 and TLK2 enzymes are critical for ensuring the copying of DNA. The research is based on previous studies that pointed …

Cancer

Scientists investigate cellular impact of blue light

New research has described how molecules in the retina can become toxic when exposed to blue light and damage photoreceptor cells.<p>Scientists from the …

Optometry

New method to monitor cellular decision making

Scientists have designed a way to monitor cellular decision making by measuring the rate of RNA change over time. The method quantifies changes in …

Atoms

Your Gut Microbiome Could Affect Vaccines' Effectiveness

The microbiome, it’s so hot right now. A newly published paper in Cell Host & Microbe is adding to the hotness, looking at how people’s idiosyncratic …

Vaccination

New antibody analysis accelerates rational vaccine design: Scripps Research study illuminates humoral immune response to experimental vaccines

Scripps Research study illuminates humoral immune response to experimental vaccines<p>Researchers have come up with a faster way to analyze the outcome …

Vaccination

Pulling and braking of 'ancient motor' in cell division

Study adds to the understanding of the mechanisms involved in cell reproduction and sheds light on a cellular-level mystery that has confounded …

Dartmouth College

Scientists determine the structure of a lipid that keeps our tears clear: Finding may improve treatments for dry eye

Finding may improve treatments for dry eye<p>Researchers report the structure of a key long-chain lipid in the tear film lipid layer, which prevents …

Atoms

A scientific dating game: Biologists play RNA-protein matchmakers

Virtually all functions in our bodies require precise interactions between radically different types of molecules. The vast majority of the time, …

Relationships

Interpretation of differential gene expression results of RNA-seq data: review and integration | Briefings in Bioinformatics

Differential gene expression (<b>DGE</b>) analysis is one of the most common applications of RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) data. This process allows for the …

Oxford University Press

Scientists create atomic glue gun to build better nucleic acid therapeutics

Scientists have created a powerful new tool for precisely controlling the 3-D architecture -- also called stereochemistry -- of linkages known as …

Chemical Engineering

Paul Delos Boyer (1918-2018)

Nobel laureate in chemistry who discovered nature’s smallest rotary motor.<p>Paul Boyer was approaching the finish line of his career when he risked …

Biology

Watch Sharpe's Challenge Online | Watch Full Sharpe's Challenge (2006) Online For Free

Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years …

Mini-series