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Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:45:18 EST
How to feed the world by 2050? Recent breakthrough boosts plant growth by 40 percent
Recent advances to address hunger through agricultural advancement have been shown to boost crop growth by 40 percent by creating a shortcut for a glitch that plagues most food crops.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:28:48 EST
Laminitis research to help save horses and ponies
Laminitis -- a complex, common and often devastating disease -- is the second biggest killer of domestic horses. Now a body of important research on it has been compiled.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:24:29 EST
Exercise might improve health by increasing gut bacterial diversity
Research has suggested that the efficiency with which we transport oxygen to our tissues (cardiorespiratory fitness) is a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat percentage or general physical activity.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:23:48 EST
'Seeing' tails help sea snakes avoid predators
New research has revealed the fascinating adaptation of some Australian sea snakes that helps protect their vulnerable paddle-shaped tails from predators.
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:23:10 EST
New live-imaging technique reveals cellular repair crew plugging leaky biological barrier
Suppose you live in a brick house and notice cracks in the mortar that let in cold air, rain and insect pests. You might call a brick mason to repair those leaks and to restore the barrier that keeps the great outdoors from getting inside.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:42:29 EST
New molecular blueprint advances our understanding of photosynthesis
Researchers have used one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to reveal the structure of a large protein complex crucial to photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight into cellular energy. The finding will allow scientists to explore for the first time how the complex functions, and could have implications for the production of a variety of bioproducts, including plastic alternatives and biofuels.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:11:42 EST
Improved RNA data visualization method gets to the bigger picture faster
Like going from a pinhole camera to a Polaroid, a significant mathematical update to the formula for a popular bioinformatics data visualization method will allow researchers to develop snapshots of single-cell gene expression not only several times faster but also at much higher-resolution. This innovation by mathematicians will reduce the rendering time of a million-point single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) data set from over three hours down to just fifteen minutes.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:31:59 EST
Study examines how compound damaged DNA to understand its connection to cancer
In an effort to understand how colibactin, a compound produced by certain strains of E. coli, may be connected to the development of colorectal cancer, researchers are exploring how the compound damages DNA to produce DNA adducts.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:30:28 EST
Hop to it: Researchers evaluate rabbits' evolved resistance to myxoma virus
Researchers have validated the role of specific rabbit genes in contributing to this acquired resistance.
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:00:38 EST
How proteins become embedded in a cell membrane
Many proteins with important biological functions are embedded in a biomembrane in the cells of humans and other living organisms. But how do they get in there in the first place? Researchers have now investigated the matter.
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