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March 22, 2019

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March 22, 2019

Natural Plant Defense Genes Provide Clues to Safener Protection in Grain Sorghum

Mar. 21, 2019 — Weeds often emerge at the same time as vulnerable crop seedlings and sneak between plants as crops grow. How do farmers kill them without harming the crops themselves? In a new study, researchers ... read more

New Microscope Captures Large Groups of Neurons in Living Animals

Mar. 21, 2019 — Researchers have developed a microscope specifically for imaging large groups of interacting cells in their natural environments. The instrument provides scientists with a new tool for imaging ... read more

Hidden Proteins Found in Bacteria

Mar. 20, 2019 — Scientists have developed a way to identify the beginning of every gene -- known as a translation start site or a start codon -- in bacterial cell DNA with a single experiment and, through this ... read more

Research Paves Way for New Source for Leukemia Drug

Mar. 20, 2019 — Chemistry researchers have patented a method for making anti-leukemia compounds that until now have only been available via an Asian tree that produces ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — An interdisciplinary team of scientists has identified a new mobile DNA element in the Wolbachia parasite, which may contribute to improved control strategies for mosquito vectors of diseases such as ... read more

Gene Variant Associated With Cellular Aging

Mar. 20, 2019 — It is well known that psychiatric stress is associated with accelerated aging. Now, a new study shows that a gene mutation interacts with multiple types of psychiatric stress including post-traumatic ... read more

Chromatin Changes Rapidly in Response to Low Oxygen

Mar. 20, 2019 — A study reveals new insights into how cells respond to oxygen deprivation. The researchers found that chromatin, the complex of DNA and proteins where all genes reside, quickly changes in response to ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Research highlights role of immunological imprinting -- or how the immune system fights the flu after previous exposure to the virus via infections or vaccinations -- in the elicitation of new ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — An active substance that has been known for 30 years could unexpectedly turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors. This is shown by a new study. The plant leaves of which contain the tested ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in different cells. But can changes in gene ... read more

Mar. 20, 2019 — Scientists have identified specific locations within plants' chromosomes capable of transferring immunity to their ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — A researcher travels the Americas, collecting feces from nonhuman primates to determine the risk of Zika ... read more

Revealing the Rules Behind Virus Scaffold Construction

Mar. 19, 2019 — New insights into virus shell self-assembly could impact future drug delivery and therapeutic ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — In favorable conditions, many bacteria propel themselves to food sources and other sites of interest using whip-like molecular propellers known as flagella. However, according to new research, ... read more

Androgen Receptor, Treatment Target for Prostate Cancer, Imports Into Mitochondria

Mar. 19, 2019 — Androgens stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. Many drugs to target that cancer focus on stopping androgen biosynthesis or blocking the androgen receptor, or AR. Researchers have discovered a new ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — The ecological bio-production of xylitol and cellulose nanofibers from material produced by the paper industry has been achieved. This discovery could contribute to the development of a greener and ... read more

Electron Accelerators Reveal the Radical Secrets of Antioxidants

Mar. 19, 2019 — A professor has demonstrated for the first time the value of linear particle accelerators for the generation of free radicals inside biological samples. This work will have important applications ... read more

Superbugs Have Colonized the International Space Station -- But There's a Silver Lining

Mar. 19, 2019 — Researchers have taken another small step towards deep space exploration, by testing a new silver- and ruthenium-based antimicrobial coating aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Their study ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels. However, a ... read more

Eating Fish May Help Prevent Asthma

Mar. 19, 2019 — An innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent ... read more

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