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Much of the liver's metabolic function is governed by circadian rhythms - our own body clock - and UC Irvine researchers have now found two independent mechanisms by which this occurs.
Synthetic biology brings together diverse disciplines such as bioinformatics, molecular biology, chemistry, and engineering.
The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH announced Thursday.
Harnessing a natural process in the body that pumps lethal doses of copper to fungi and bacteria shows promise as a new way to kill infectious microbes, a team of scientists at Duke University report.
Scientists have long speculated that mosaicism- a biological phenomenon in which cells within the same person have a different genetic makeup- plays a bigger role in the transmission of rare disease mutations than is currently known.
A previously unknown protein mechanism has now been described by new research. This provides an exceptionally detailed understanding of how nature works, and it can also provide the ability to control nature -- in this case, it is about how coagulated blood can be dissolved, and this can lead to treatment of diseases carrying a risk of blood clots.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a BP project in the Gulf of Mexico, began in April of 2010.
The findings advance fundamental understanding of DNA damage by the UV rays found in sunlight.
Just as no two people possess the same genetic makeup, a recent study has shown that no two single tumor cells in breast cancer patients have an identical genome.
Endophytic bacteria play an important function and potential role more effectively in developing sustainable systems of crop production."
Hundred isolates were screened from the phylloplane of different plants." The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from , "The results revealed that eight strains had the capability to produce exopolysaccharide and only one potential strain could produce the significant amount of EPS on the 6th day of the fermentation without ... (more)
DNA mutations-long known to fuel cancer as well as evolutionary changes in a living organism-had been thought to be rare events that occur randomly throughout the genome.
People who have the most common genetic mutation linked to obesity respond differently to pictures of appetizing foods than overweight or obese people who do not have the genetic mutation, according to a new study.
More than 600 people have died in a recent outbreak of the Ebola virus raging through Africa -- that even includes doctors caring for patients with the disease.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis .
Most cross-species mating is merely unsuccessful in producing offspring. However, when researchers mated Caenorhabditis worms of different species, they found that the lifespan of the female worms and their number of progeny were drastically reduced compared with females that mated with the same species.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 04:53 am
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