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Inner Workings Of A Bacterial Black Box Captured On Time-lapse Video
2013-11-25 15:01:28

Cyanobacteria, found in just about every ecosystem on Earth, are one of the few bacteria that can create their own energy through photosynthesis and "fix" carbon – from carbon dioxide molecules – and convert it into fuel inside of miniscule compartments called carboxysomes.

Study Sheds Light On Treatment For Parkinson's Disease
2013-11-25 07:02:43

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to reveal dozens of genes which may represent new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson's disease.

2013-11-25 04:20:04

Tokyo, Nov 25, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have for the first time directly observed the "molecular motor", called Xkid, that plays a critical role in facilitating

2013-11-19 13:18:59

Muscle movements generate body heat.

2013-11-14 13:06:37

Researchers have created tiny protein tubes named after the Roman god Janus which may offer a new way to accurately channel drugs into the body’s cells.

Researchers Explain The Flagellar Synchronisation Of Swimming Algae
2013-10-25 14:14:45

The beating of flagella is one of the basic principles of movement in the cellular cosmos. However, up to now, scientists were unsure as to how the movements of several of these small cellular appendages are synchronized.

2013-10-14 09:48:27

New research from the University of California, Davis, shows that the tiny proportion of a cell's DNA that is located outside the cell nucleus has a disproportionately large effect on a cell's metabolism.

2013-10-07 09:16:29

Mitochondria are the power plants of cells, manufacturing chemical fuel so a cell can perform its many tasks.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.