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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:56:45 EDT
Making aquafeed more sustainable: Scientists develop feeds using a marine microalga co-product
Scientists have created a more sustainable feed for aquaculture by using a marine microalga co-product as a feed ingredient. The study is the first of its kind to evaluate replacing fishmeal with a co-product in feed designed specifically for Nile tilapia.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:03:25 EDT
A novel synthetic antibody enables conditional 'protein knockdown' in vertebrates
Researchers have developed a novel synthetic antibody that paves the way for an improved functional analysis of proteins.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:31:44 EDT
How a 'jellyfish'-shaped structure relieves pressure in your cells
Scientists have solved the structure of a key protein that senses when our cells swell.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:31:24 EDT
Scientists create new technology and solve a key puzzle for cellular memory
With a new groundbreaking technique, researchers have managed to identify a protein that is responsible for cellular memory being transmitted when cells divide. The finding is crucial for understanding development from one cell to a whole body.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:31:21 EDT
Cells agree: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Brief exposures to stressors can be beneficial by prompting cells to trigger sustained production of antioxidants, molecules that help get rid of toxic cellular buildup related to normal metabolism -- findings with potential relevance for age-related diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's and heart disease.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:30:54 EDT
New approach to fight tuberculosis, a leading cause of death worldwide
A group of researchers used a systematic approach to get an entirely new look at the way tuberculosis infects people. Their study uncovered interactions between tuberculosis and human proteins that could provide new approaches to combat infection.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:55:35 EDT
Diagnosing cancer with malaria protein: New method discovered
Researchers have discovered a method of diagnosing a broad range of cancers at their early stages by utilizing a particular malaria protein, which sticks to cancer cells in blood samples. The researchers hope that this method can be used in cancer screenings in the near future.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:20:00 EDT
How do plants turn off photosynthetic activity at night?
Scientists have identified two proteins that allow plants to respond to changes in surrounding light conditions and thereby make photosynthesis more efficient.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:14:33 EDT
Super-resolution microscope reveals secrets of deadly Nipah virus
The deadly Nipah virus and others like it assemble themselves in a much more haphazard manner than previously thought, new research has found. The discovery could allow scientists to develop more effective vaccines and rule out many approaches to fighting these viruses.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:04:14 EDT
Key mechanism of DNA replication discovered
Researchers have uncovered a key control mechanism of DNA replication with potential implications for better understanding how cells maintain genetic information to prevent diseases or cancer.
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