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Since December 2013, scientists from around the world can use the "virtual T cell" to test for themselves what happens in the blood cell when receptor proteins are activated on the surface.
The H7N9 virus killed several dozen people in China earlier this year. Analyses of virus samples from that outbreak suggest that H7N9 is still mainly adapted for infecting birds, not people, according to scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
Now Professor Martin Kupiec and his team at Tel Aviv University's Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology have discovered that the beverages may also have opposite effects on your genome.
Despite widespread fascination with sharks, the world's oldest ocean predators have long been a genetic mystery.
However, new findings by researchers at UC Santa Barbara have identified a method for changing one cell type into another in a process called forced transdifferentiation.
As the editor-in-chief of two journals, cell biologist Gerry Melino is used to having an inbox full of concerns, of varying levels of seriousness, about data in published papers.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory announces the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Rockefeller University Professor and co-chair of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Dr. Cori Bargmann; real estate investor Jeffrey E. Kelter and private equity investor Thomas A. Saunders III.
The American Institute of Biological Sciences has selected three individuals as winners of its 2013 Faces of Biology: Broader Impacts Photo Contest.
One morning in October, Jasibi Crew-West of Clinton, Md., found herself in an odd position: For all three years of her son Justin's life, she'd been telling him that peanuts could kill him.
The gene, called SORL1, is one of a number of genes linked to an increased risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of the illness.
A protein found in bacteriophages - bacterial viruses - has been found to kill E. coli bacteria, offering hope that it could one day fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria as well.
Onions, the third largest vegetable crop in the world, form a bulb in response to lengthening days, however the molecular mechanisms controlling this response were not previously known.
Scientists say the alpha-gal allergy, a reaction to red meat that results from having been bitten by a tick, is on the rise.
A paper co-lead by Dr Nicholas Casewell, a NERC research Fellow at LSTM, and 34 co-authors from six countries, including the Director of the Alistair Reid Venom Unit at LSTM, Dr Robert Harrison, has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .
The details surrounding the death of Paul Walker are altogether shocking. Initially, a media conglomerate released a hoax article alluding to Paul Walker's death.
Image Caption: Microscopic fragments of plastic - or microplastics - are pieces of plastic less than 5 mm in diameter and are a global marine pollutant.