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2014-04-07 11:14:25

A long-standing challenge in synthetic biology has been to create gene circuits that behave in predictable and robust ways.

2014-04-04 11:00:50

For Simon Gilroy, sometimes seeing is believing. In this case, it was seeing the wave of calcium sweep root-to-shoot in the plants the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of botany is studying that made him a believer.

2014-04-01 13:13:29

Scientists have for the first time come closer to understanding how a clone of E. coli, described as the most important of its kind to cause human infections, has spread across the world in a very short time.

2014-04-01 13:11:34

Johns Hopkins researchers say that an experimental anticancer compound appears to have reversed behaviors associated with schizophrenia and restored some lost brain cell function in adolescent mice with a rodent version of the devastating mental illness.

2014-04-01 13:02:44

The code for every gene includes a message at the end of it that signals the translation machinery to stop.

2014-03-17 23:01:19

A University of Maryland professor's 39-year tally of two million wildflower blooms shows a complex series of changes due to a warmer climate, with probable ripple effects for birds, bees

2014-03-04 16:23:09

Researchers at New Zealand's University of Otago are helping to clear up an enduring mystery regarding the composition of the Earth's atmosphere.

2014-03-04 16:03:43

Researchers at New York University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that carbohydrates serve as identifiers for cancer cells.

2014-03-04 14:17:18

The enzyme PP1 has a key role in many of the body’s healthy functions and diseases.

2014-03-04 14:06:51

Keck School of Medicine of USC neuroscientists have unlocked a piece of the puzzle in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease, a debilitating neurological disorder that robs people of their motor skills.


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