Evolving, The Moral Molecule, Aping Mankind, and Experiment Eleven
Meet some of the people featured in the July 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Despite its discovery as a protein that seems to show up everywhere, at least in eukaryotic cells, researchers are only beginning to scratch the surface of all of the cellular functions involving ubiquitin.
Ubiquitin Chains in Action
Present in every tissue of the body, ubiquitin appears to be involved in a dizzying array of functions, from cell cycle and division to organelle and ribosome biogenesis, as well as the response to viral infection. The protein plays at least two role
Biofuels by the Numbers
Of the many available no- or low-carbon methods to harvest energy, including wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, and solar approaches, conversion of plant biomass to liquid fuels is the most cost-effective strategy.
ALS patients take their fate into their own hands, self-administering an unapproved chemical and collating their results online.
Printing 3-D Molecules
View some molecular models produced by fast and inexpensive 3-D printing processes, and learn how they’re yielding a fuller understanding of biochemical interactions.
Meet the Relatives
Meet some of the most famous fossil discoveries of the hominin clan in this slide show.
Better Biofuel Crops
One way to increase biofuel production is to engineer plants that can withstand harsh environmental conditions, thereby expanding the range in which such crops can be grown.