These Could Be The Most Detailed Close-Up Images of Living Bacteria Taken to Date
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These Could Be The Most Detailed Close-Up Images of Living Bacteria Taken to Date

There is always more to discover and learn. This holds true whether you zoom in to tiny organisms or out into the vast reaches of our Universe.
Stunning images show how muscles heal themselves after a workout
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Stunning images show how muscles heal themselves after a workout

To repair a tear, the nuclei (purple) of a muscle cell move toward an injury site. Exercising can cause muscle tears and microtears. Scientists
Scientists assemble a biological clock in a test tube to study how it works
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Scientists assemble a biological clock in a test tube to study how it works

A group of UC scientists recreated the circadian clock in cyanobacteria using a test tube. This allowed them to examine the molecular interactions
First map of proteins in tumour cells pinpoints cancer therapy targets
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First map of proteins in tumour cells pinpoints cancer therapy targets

Science Photo Library: Breast cancer cells This is the first map to show how proteins interact in cancer. It also highlights previously undiscovered
Expanding the genetic code with quadruplet codons
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Expanding the genetic code with quadruplet codons

Ahmed Badran and Scripps Research colleagues have enhanced the synthetic biology toolkit in order to speed up investigations into gene expansion.
These Engineers Have Invented an Entirely New Approach to Recycling Plastic
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These Engineers Have Invented an Entirely New Approach to Recycling Plastic

The plastic waste we produce is making our planet and all life on it sag under its weight. We need to find new ways to deal with these
The microbial molecule that turns plants into zombies
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The microbial molecule that turns plants into zombies

Arabidopsis gets witches' broom from Phytoplasma by SAP05 Credit: John Innes Centre Parasitic bacteria has discovered a new manipulation method to
Genes can respond to coded information in signals—or filter them out entirely
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Genes can respond to coded information in signals—or filter them out entirely

Credit: CC0 Public Domain North Carolina State University's new research shows that genes can identify and respond to light signals. It also filters
Synthetic biology enables microbes to build muscle
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Synthetic biology enables microbes to build muscle

The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University has developed a synthetic approach to polymerize proteins within engineered microbes.
Evolutionary 'arms race' may help keep cell division honest
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Evolutionary 'arms race' may help keep cell division honest

We assume that each of our 23 chromosomes is a 50-50 chance of getting into our reproductive cellseggs or sperm. But this is not true. Penn