Confirmation of old theory leads to new breakthrough in superconductor science

Credit: Argonne National Laboratory Phase transitions occur when a substance changes from a solid, liquid or gaseous state to a different state — like ice melting or vapor condensing. During these phase transitions, there is...

Biosynthesis of medicinal tropane alkaloids in yeast

Data reporting No statistical methods were used to predetermine sample size. The experiments were not randomized and investigators were not blinded to allocation during experiments and outcome assessment. Chemical compounds and standards Tropine, (S)-hyoscyamine hydrobromide and (S)-scopolamine...

qDSB-Seq is a general method for genome-wide quantification of DNA double-strand breaks using sequencing

Yeast strains and growth conditions Yeast strains used in this study are listed in Supplementary Table 4. Cells were grown in Yeast Extract-Peptone-Dextrose medium at 25 °C until early log phase and were then arrested in G1-phase for...

Taking Inspiration from Plants to Prevent Mold from Ruining Crops

Olga Dubey founded the Swiss startup Agrosustain with the intention to bring forth a natural alternative to chemical pesticides against mold. She shares how it all started and her company’s plans to end the...

Comparative genomics of muskmelon reveals a potential role for retrotransposons in the modification of...

Plant materials and growth conditions Seeds of cultivated melon accession, Harukei-3 (C. melo var. reticulatus), Natsukei-1 (var. reticulatus), Fuyukei (var. reticulatus), Honey dew (var. inodorus), Spicy (var. cantalupensis), Manshuu (var. makuwa), Ougon-9 (var. makuwa), Awamidori...

Quantum biology scientists discovered a cell-wide web, used to transfer messages inside the cell

Up until now it was believed that various organs and structures float in cytoplasm inside a cell. Scientists thought that messages through the cells are transferred via waves. However, this understanding is quickly changing...

Preclinical study of COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows potent T-cell responses

These potent CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell responses were stimulated in the lungs following a single intranasal administration Credit: UAB BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Preclinical studies of a COVID-19 vaccine...

Nearly 1 in 5 parents say their child never wears a helmet while riding...

National Poll focuses on children’s street smarts, including bike, skateboard, scooter and road safety Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan

When many act as one, data-driven models can reveal key behaviors

Rice bioengineers’ tool uncovers individual origins of collective behavior Credit: Image courtesy of C. Cotter/UGA HOUSTON — (July 16, 2020) — Biology is rife with examples of collective...

Targeted therapy combination improves survival in patients with advanced bowel cancer

ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2019, Barcelona, Spain, July 3-6 Credit: European Society for Medical Oncology Barcelona, Spain, 6 July 2019 – New data have shown for...

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