Salinella, cell & molecular biology, disease & medicine
Europe Pours $41 Million Into Epigenome
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 29, 2011
The European Commission takes a major step towards unraveling the secrets of human epigenetics.
Encrypting E. coli
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers design patterns of fluorescent protein expression to deliver secret messages.
European and South African Scientists Share Resources
Tia Ghose | Sep 23, 2011
A cooperative agreement allows South African scientists to participate in European Molecular Biology programs.
Chinese Miracle Pig Cloned
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2011
Scientists have cloned a castrated male hog that survived for more than a month buried in the rubble after a massive 2008 earthquake in China.
Plant RNAs Found in Mammals
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 20, 2011
MicroRNAs from plants accumulate in mammalian blood and tissues, where they can regulate gene expression.
Mammoth Blood in the ER?
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 19, 2011
A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.
Public Solves Protein Structure
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2011
Players of an online game that allows users to adjust how proteins are folded have solved a decade-long protein structure mystery.
Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 15, 2011
Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.
Skipping Pluripotency
Jef Akst | Sep 14, 2011
Researchers are developing ways to convert mature somatic cells from one cell type to another, avoiding the tumor-causing pluripotent stage associated with stem cells.
Obscure Organelle in Stem Cells and Cancer
Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2011
Cellular structures known as midbodies, formed during cell division, appear to accumulate in stem cells and cancer cells, hinting at a potential function for these once-disregarded organelles.