Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest MysteriesQuantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries
Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries
From the remarkable speed of enzyme-catalyzed reactions to the workings of the human brain, numerous biological puzzles are now being explored for evidence of quantum effects.
Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries
Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries

From the remarkable speed of enzyme-catalyzed reactions to the workings of the human brain, numerous biological puzzles are now being explored for evidence of quantum effects.

From the remarkable speed of enzyme-catalyzed reactions to the workings of the human brain, numerous biological puzzles are now being explored for evidence of quantum effects.

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Infographic: Quantum Explanations for Biological Phenomena
Infographic: Quantum Explanations for Biological Phenomena
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2019
Weird effects on the scale of subatomic particles may play roles in enzyme catalysis, photosynthesis, and avian magnetoreception.
Genetically Engineered Tobacco Does Photosynthesis More Efficiently
Genetically Engineered Tobacco Does Photosynthesis More Efficiently
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 4, 2019
The modification beefed up plant biomass by 40 percent in field tests.
Image of the Day: Multiple Choice
Image of the Day: Multiple Choice
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
Photosynthesis can happen in more than one way.  
Image of the Day: Artificial Cell
Image of the Day: Artificial Cell
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 31, 2018
Researchers made a synthetic cell that can photosynthesize and make proteins crucial for cellular structure. 
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Catherine Offord | Apr 20, 2018
The 20-year project calls into question the conventional wisdom about the role plants will play in mitigating future climate change.
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
Light Scattering Varies Among Corals
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 13, 2017
A new study reports which types of corals make the most of the sunlight they receive. 
Bright Lights and Bacteria Treat Rats’ Heart Attacks
Bright Lights and Bacteria Treat Rats’ Heart Attacks
Ruth Williams | Jun 14, 2017
Injecting photosynthetic microbes into oxygen-starved heart tissue can improve cardiac function in rodents. 
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
A Coral to Outlast Climate Change
Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017
Stylophora pistillata, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.
Atomic-Scale 3-D Images Help Unravel the Mysteries Of Photosynthesis
Atomic-Scale 3-D Images Help Unravel the Mysteries Of Photosynthesis
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 22, 2016
An X-ray laser technique allows researchers to capture each stage of photosystem II—in vivid detail—at room temperature.