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Interactions between proteins are at the heart of cellular processes, and those interactions depend on the interfaces where the direct physical contact occurs.
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have made an unexpected finding about the method by which certain genes are activated.
People in a jetliner act and feel one way when crammed together like sardines in a can.
Cells have their own version of the cut-and-paste editing function called splicing.
In today's world of sophisticated organisms proteins are the stars.
Scientists have observed, for the first time, an intermediate stage in the chemical process that repairs DNA methylation damage and regulates many important biological functions that impact health conditions such as obesity, cancer and diabetes.
Telomerase is an enzyme that maintains the DNA at the ends of our chromosomes, known as telomeres.
By reconstructing an ancient protein and tracing how it subtly changed over vast periods of time to produce scores of modern-day descendants, scientists have shown how evolution tinkers with early forms and leaves the impression that complexity evolved many times.
The enigmatic MÃ¶bius strip has long been an object of fascination, appearing in numerous works of art, most famously a woodcut by the Dutchman MC Escher, in which a tribe of ants traverses the form's single, never-ending surface.
By constructing a microscope apparatus that achieves resolution never before possible in living cells, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have illuminated the molecular interactions that occur during one of the most important "trips" in all of biology: the journey of individual messenger Ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules from the nucleus into the cytoplasm (the area between the nucleus and cell membrane) so that proteins can be made.
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.