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How Immature Egg Cells in Ovaries Resist Aging
The cells’ mitochondria skip a key metabolic reaction that takes place in other cells in the body, a study finds.
How Immature Egg Cells in Ovaries Resist Aging
How Immature Egg Cells in Ovaries Resist Aging

The cells’ mitochondria skip a key metabolic reaction that takes place in other cells in the body, a study finds.

The cells’ mitochondria skip a key metabolic reaction that takes place in other cells in the body, a study finds.

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Antibiotic resistant bacteria inside a biofilm, 3D illustration. Biofilm is a community of bacteria where they aquire antibiotic resistance and communicate with each other by quorum sensing molecules
How a Bacterium Manages to Reproduce During Famine
Viviane Callier | Jul 18, 2022 | 3 min read
When Caulobacter crescentus finds itself in a nutrient-poor environment, it clusters an enzyme necessary for cell division thanks to a physical phenomenon known as phase separation so it can make better use of dwindling fuel.
Caulobacter crescentus, concentrating DivJ
Infographic: Nutrient Scarcity Drives Phase Separation in Bacteria
Viviane Callier | Jul 18, 2022 | 1 min read
When the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus runs low on fuel, it can still replicate by clustering its remaining ATP around the cell division enzyme DivJ.
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Characterizing Kinases for Therapeutics Targeting Innate Immunity
BellBrook Labs | May 17, 2022 | 1 min read
Universal kinase assays can quickly and effectively screen and triage novel hits.
The Scientist Speaks Ep. 16 - At the Breaking Point: Mitochondrial Deletions and the Brain
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 31, 2021 | 1 min read
Researchers characterize large mitochondrial deletions to understand their implications in neurological disorders.
Image of the Day: Unusual ATP Synthase
Emily Makowski | Jan 8, 2020 | 2 min read
A single-celled organism has an energy-producing enzyme with unique features.
Old Age Has Links to Redox Stress in Muscles
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018 | 2 min read
Even if people exercise, hydrogen peroxide and other reactive molecules continue to accumulate in the tissues.
Infographic: The Role of Circadian Clocks in Muscle
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2018 | 2 min read
Timekeepers in muscle help mediate metabolism, and may influence neurological processes such as sleep.
Nobel-Winning Biochemist Paul Boyer Dies
Shawna Williams | Jun 7, 2018 | 2 min read
The UCLA researcher was lauded for figuring out how ATP synthase works.
Fish Smell ATP to Find Food
Sandhya Sekar | Sep 1, 2017 | 2 min read
Sensory neurons in the tip of the zebrafish nose respond to molecular signals released from food sources.
Fuel Gauge
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014 | 3 min read
An optical reporter quantitatively measures the ATP demands of presynaptic neurons.
Elusive Receptor ID’d
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2014 | 2 min read
Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants.
Flexible Cells
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2013 | 2 min read
When stretched, lung cells signal to each other by releasing ATP.
Puncturing the Myth
Geoffrey Burnstock | Sep 1, 2011 | 5 min read
Purinergic signaling, not mystical energy, may explain how acupuncture works.
Nobelists Beat Adversity To Advance Science
Paul Smaglik | Dec 7, 1997 | 9 min read
The recipients of the 1997 Nobel Prizes in science, who will receive their awards on December 10, have traveled the vigorous intellectual journey of science. 
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