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Modifying the composition of magnetite to enable it to convert sunlight into electrical current
PHYS.ORG Mined to make the first compass needles, the mineral magnetite is also made by migratory birds and other animals to... 24 hours
New genetic engineering technique could help design, study biological systems
SCIENCE DAILY A new technique will help biologists tinker with genes, whether the goal is to turn cells into tiny factories churning out medicines, modify crops to grow with limited... 3 days
New genetic engineering technique could help design, study biological systems
PHYS.ORG A new technique will help biologists tinker with genes, whether the goal is to turn cells into tiny factories churning out medicines, modify crops to grow with limited... 4 days
[Hematopoiesis] DNA methylation in hematopoietic cascade
Science Magazine DNA methylation is well known for its role in repressing gene expression. However, analyzing patterns of this modification across the genome of pools of cells now reveals features of – [Read More] 5 days
Scientists engineer animals with ancient genes to test causes of evolution
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects of genetic changes that happened in... 2 weeks
Scientists engineer animals with ancient genes to test causes of evolution
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Chicago have created the first genetically modified animals containing reconstructed ancient genes, which they used to test the evolutionary effects of... 2 weeks
Researchers create mosquito resistant to dengue virus
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have genetically modified mosquitoes to resist infection from dengue virus, a virus that sickens an estimated 96 million people globally each year and kills more than 20,000, mostly children. 2 weeks
New genes identified that regulate the spread of cancers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a new biological target for drugs to reduce the spread of tumours in cancer patients. The study with genetically modified mice found 23 genes that are involved... 2 weeks
MDA celebrates FDA approval of new spinal muscular atrophy drug
NEWS MEDICAL The Muscular Dystrophy Association today celebrated news of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to grant approval for nusinersen (brand name Spinraza), the first disease-modifying drug to... 1 month
The evolutionary secret of H. pylori to survive in the stomach
SCIENCE DAILY Medical researchers have shed light on key genes essential to the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori bacterium, which causes gastric infections. Like other microorganisms, this pathogen underwent... 1 month
MedUni Vienna scientists show that addictive cravings can be detected after death
NEWS MEDICAL A protein known as FosB in the reward centre of the brain alters in chronically ill people suffering from an addictive disorder (e.g. heroin... 1 month
Addictive cravings still detectable after death
SCIENCE DAILY A protein known as FosB in the reward centre of the brain alters in chronically ill people suffering from an addictive disorder (e.g. heroin addiction): it is genetically modified, split off and shortened. This modification under... 1 month
The evolutionary secret of H. pylori to survive in the stomach
PHYS.ORG Professor Frédéric Veyrier's most recent research, in collaboration with the team of Professor Hilde De Reuse at the Institut Pasteur, has shed light on key genes... 1 month
Many GMO studies have financial conflicts of interest
PHYS.ORG Financial conflicts of interest were found in 40 percent of published research articles on the genetically modified crops, also known as GMO crops, French researchers said this week. 1 month
Research in worms provides a model to study how the human microbiome influences disease
SCIENCE DAILY The human microbiome appears to play a significant role in health and disease, but the mechanisms of how it does... 1 month
EU court upholds Monsanto GM soybean approval
PHYS.ORG A top EU court on Thursday upheld the European Commission's approval of genetically modified soybeans made by US agri-chemicals giant Monsanto which environmentalists claim may harm human health. 1 month
RNA modifications play significant role in function of nervous system
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have shown that a new way of regulating genes is vital for the activity of the nervous system. 2 months
RNA modification important for brain function
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shown that a new way of regulating genes is vital for the activity of the nervous system. They found that this form of regulation, a chemical modification on RNA called m6A, is also important... 2 months
RNA modification important for brain function
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have shown that a new way of regulating genes is vital for the activity of the nervous system. They found that this... 2 months
Plants modified to express fruit fly gene used to detoxify contaminated land
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that a gene found in the common fruit fly can be successfully expressed in a plant and used to detoxify land contaminated... 2 months
Role of molecular modification in determining physical activity levels revealed
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers show modification of a gene product results in greater physical activity and reduced body weight in mice, thus boosting understanding of how physical activity is regulated at... 2 months
Role of molecular modification in determining physical activity levels revealed
PHYS.ORG Researchers show modification of a gene product results in greater physical activity and reduced body weight in mice, thus boosting understanding of how physical activity is regulated at... 2 months
New American Divide: Organic Food and GMOs Spur Disagreement
LIVE SCIENCE Should you buy organic? Or avoid foods made with genetically modified ingredients? Americans are divided in their thinking on whether such choices are beneficial for their health, a new survey... 2 months
CRISPR editing in pancreatic cells reduced cell death and increased insulin secretion
PHYS.ORG With the help of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors, researchers at Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden have managed to "turn off" an enzyme that... 2 months
Towards therapeutic applications of mRNA—new insights into translation and decapping
PHYS.ORG Gene therapy gives hope to millions of patients. Researchers from the University of Warsaw have been working on mRNA containing a modified fragment that initiates protein biosynthesis. Recently... 2 months
Study reveals key role of mRNA's 'fifth nucleotide' in determining sex in fruit flies
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has shown how a common mRNA modification, N6-methyladenosine (m6A), regulates gene expression to determine the sex... 2 months
Study reveals key role of mRNA's 'fifth nucleotide' in determining sex in fruit flies
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham has shown how a common mRNA modification, N6-methyladenosine (m6A), regulates... 2 months
Judge: Hawaii counties can't regulate GMOs and pesticides
PHYS.ORG A federal judge has ruled that three Hawaii counties can't enact their own bans or regulations on genetically modified crops and pesticides, handing a victory to the major agriculture companies that fought... 2 months
Crop yield gets big boost with modified genes in photosynthesis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have bumped up crop productivity by as much as 20 percent by increasing the expression of genes that result in more efficient use of light in photosynthesis.... 2 months
Should genetically modified organisms be part of our conservation efforts?
PHYS.ORG Biotechnology is rapidly evolving through developments in genome editing and synthetic biology, giving birth to new forms of life. 2 months
Model predicts elimination of GMO crops would cause hike in greenhouse gas emissions
SCIENCE DAILY A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of nearly a billion tons of carbon... 3 months
Dependency can be an evolutionary advantage
SCIENCE DAILY It has been known for quite some time that genetically modified bacteria, which have lost their ability to produce certain amino acids and retrieve these nutrients from their environment grow better than bacteria, which produce all... 3 months
Dependency can be an evolutionary advantage
PHYS.ORG It has been known for quite some time that genetically modified bacteria, which have lost their ability to produce certain amino acids and retrieve these nutrients from their environment grow better than bacteria, which produce all... 3 months
U.K. researchers seeking permission to field test genetically modified wheat
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the of Universities of Lancaster, Rothmamsted and Essex has submitted a request to Britain's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs asking for... 3 months
Model predicts elimination of GMO crops would cause hike in greenhouse gas emissions
PHYS.ORG A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of nearly a billion tons of carbon... 3 months
EPA proposes expanded use of new herbicide, Enlist Duo
PHYS.ORG The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed more than doubling the number of states allowed to use a new version of a popular weed killer on genetically modified crops despite its... 3 months
[Chemical Biology] Radicals push proteins beyond genes
Science Magazine Chemically modifying proteins after their translation can expand their structural and functional roles (see the Perspective by Hofmann and Bode). Two related methods describe how to – [Read More] 3 months
Scientists prove how genetics change behavior by studying worms' foraging strategies
SCIENCE DAILY In order to study why organisms pay attention to what other members of their species are doing, scientists set out to understand how animals are incorporating... 3 months
Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark
PHYS.ORG A team of Vanderbilt scientists have genetically modified luciferase, the enzyme that produces bioluminescence, so that it acts as an optical sensor that records activity in brain cells. 3 months
Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark
SCIENCE DAILY A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to imitate fireflies and glow in the dark. The probe is a genetically modified form of luciferase, the... 3 months
Zika virus infections modify viral and human genetic material, research finds
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that Zika virus infection leads to modifications of both viral and human genetic material. 3 months
Study provides insights into how species adapt to changing environments over many generations
NEWS MEDICAL Research led by the European Bioinformatics Institute and the University of Washington has shown that the biological diversity needed for evolution can... 3 months
Researchers identify enzyme that removes molecular modifications from transfer RNA
SCIENCE DAILY The enzyme ALKBH1 can remove molecular modifications from transfer RNA, causing a measurable effect on protein translation in the cell, new research demonstrates. The study sheds new light... 3 months
Drivers of evolution hidden in plain sight
SCIENCE DAILY The evolutionary history of thousands of protein modifications in 18 related species have now been reconstructed by a team of scientists. Their findings highlight a previously unknown strategy for generating the diversity needed for... 3 months
Drivers of evolution hidden in plain sight
PHYS.ORG Research led by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the University of Washington has shown that the biological diversity needed for evolution can be generated by changes in protein modifications. The findings, published today... 3 months
Researchers identify enzyme that removes molecular modifications from transfer RNA
PHYS.ORG New research by scientists from the University of Chicago demonstrates that the enzyme ALKBH1 can remove molecular modifications from transfer RNA, causing a measurable effect on protein translation... 3 months
How and why researchers revised the genetic recipe for E. coli
PHYS.ORG esearchers in the laboratory of George Church, Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and a core faculty member at the Wyss Institute for... 3 months
Scientists lead development of tools to track genetically engineered organisms
PHYS.ORG Rice University scientists are leading an effort to detect genetically modified organisms in the environment. 3 months
Bayer: won't use Monsanto buy to force GM seeds on Europeans
PHYS.ORG The CEO of Germany's Bayer AG is promising it won't use its planned acquisition of Monsanto Co. to force genetically modified crops on skeptical Europeans. 4 months
Epigenetics provides new insights into the pathogenesis of lymphoma
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer cells have a different DNA methylation pattern from that of healthy cells. These patterns can be used to explain tumor-specific deviations in gene expression and to identify biomarkers for... 4 months
New ancient otter species among largest ever found
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Scientists collaborate to reduce number of animals needed for breast cancer research
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A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy
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Researchers quantify in high speed a viper's strike in nature for the first time
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Video: Tracking data and shark behaviour
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Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?
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DNA duplicator small enough to hold in your hand
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For viral predators of bacteria, sensitivity can be contagious
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