Latest National Academy of Sciences Stories
A long-standing challenge in synthetic biology has been to create gene circuits that behave in predictable and robust ways.
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.
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.
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.
The code for every gene includes a message at the end of it that signals the translation machinery to stop.
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
Researchers at New Zealand's University of Otago are helping to clear up an enduring mystery regarding the composition of the Earth's atmosphere.
Researchers at New York University and the University of Texas at Austin have discovered that carbohydrates serve as identifiers for cancer cells.
The enzyme PP1 has a key role in many of the body’s healthy functions and diseases.
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.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.