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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

New Live-Imaging Technique Reveals Cellular Repair Crew Plugging Leaky Biological Barrier

Feb. 15, 2019 — Suppose you live in a brick house and notice cracks in the mortar that let in cold air, rain and insect pests. You might call a brick mason to repair those leaks and to restore the barrier that keeps ... read more

Feb. 12, 2019 — The detection of physical forces is one of the most complex challenges facing science. Considered to play a decisive role in many biological processes, the chemical tools to visualize the physical ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — A research team has now removed a major barrier for the use of kidney organoids as a tool to model kidney diseases, test drug toxicities and eventually for the creation of organ replacements, the ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Engineers have devised a new, non-invasive way to monitor the stiffness of single living cells, using acoustic waves. Their technique could be used to study many biological phenomena, such as cell ... read more

Genome Scientists Develop Novel Approaches to Studying Widespread Form of Malaria

Feb. 8, 2019 — Scientists have developed a novel way with genome sequences to study and better understand transmission, treat and ultimately eradicate Plasmodium vivax, the most widespread form of ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — Under the influence of the drug fluconazole, the fungus Candida albicans can change its mode of reproduction and thus become even more resistant, scientists ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — A team has discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent. The discovery shows that ... read more

Cryo-Force Spectroscopy Reveals the Mechanical Properties of DNA Components

Feb. 8, 2019 — Physicists have developed a new method to examine the elasticity and binding properties of DNA molecules on a surface at extremely low temperatures. With a combination of cryo-force spectroscopy and ... read more

New Technique Pinpoints Milestones in the Evolution of Bacteria

Feb. 7, 2019 — Scientists have devised a reliable way to determine when certain groups of bacteria appeared in the evolutionary record. The technique could be used to identify when significant changes occurred in ... read more

Bee Dispersal Ability May Influence Conservation Measures

Feb. 7, 2019 — The abilities of various bee species to disperse influences the pattern of their population's genetic structure, which, in turn, can constrain how they respond to environmental change, ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Male butterflies have genes which give them a sexual preference for a partner with a similar appearance to themselves, according to new research. Researchers observed the courtship rituals and ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Biologists have discovered why cell sizes are so tightly regulated. Researchers found that the need to produce just the right amount of protein is behind the striking uniformity of ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Functional B-1 cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells are capable of long-term engraftment and secrete natural antibodies after transplantation in mice, researchers report. Scientists are ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Researchers used the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to optimize a new technique, leading to the development of the method called Nested CRISPR. This cloning-free method involves the insertion ... read more

Finding Chemicals Inside a Cell

Feb. 7, 2019 — How are chemicals distributed in a cell? Scientists have developed a combined mass spectrometry and biological imaging device that enables direct, label-free detection, and high-resolution mapping of ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Comparative genome content analyses provide insight into the early evolution of animals. A novel method that permits the use of larger datasets in such studies yields results that are consistent with ... read more

How Microbes Produce Key Compound Used to Fight Cancer

Feb. 6, 2019 — Researchers have untangled how bacteria found in soil are able to manufacture streptozotocin, showing for the first time that the compound is produced through an enzymatic pathway and revealing the ... read more

Research Explains How Snakes Lost Their Limbs

Feb. 6, 2019 — The study is part of an effort to understand how changes in the genome lead to changes in ... read more

Feb. 6, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a clue in the humble zebrafish's digestive tract that, one day, could help people on the autism spectrum alleviate one of the most common yet least studied symptoms ... read more

Hibernating Hamsters Could Provide New Clues to Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 6, 2019 — Syrian hamsters are golden-haired rodents often kept as house pets. Cold and darkness can cause the animals to hibernate for three to four days at a time, interspersed with short periods of activity. ... read more

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