A reporter for noninvasively monitoring gene expression and plant transformation

Construction of a single open reading frame for the betalain biosynthetic pathway Heterologous expression of CYP76AD1, DODA in tobacco, and other plants demonstrated that the betalain biosynthetic pathway can be re-constituted in plant cells13,14. In...

Linking microbial Sphagnum degradation and acetate mineralization in acidic peat bogs: from global insights...

1. Amesbury MJ, Gallego-Sala A, Loisel J. Peatlands as prolific carbon sinks. Nat Geosci. 2019;12:880–1. CAS  Google Scholar  2. Rydin H, Jeglum J. The biology of peatlands. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press; 2013. 3. Kremer C, Pettolino F,...

Like humans, chimpanzees can suffer for life if orphaned before adulthood

Male chimpanzees who lose their mother early in life are less competitive and have fewer offspring than sons who continue to live with their mothers Credit: Liran Samuni, Tai Chimpanzee Project

RNA quality control system goes awry in frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Researchers at Osaka University have identified a fault in the RNA quality control system of cells that leads to the haywire production of toxic proteins in frontotemporal lobar degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FTLD/ALS). Their...

New methods help to accurately identify cancers’ hidden genetic losses, duplications

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 17 2020 Understanding the specific mutations that contribute to different forms of cancer is critical to improving diagnosis and treatment. But limitations in DNA sequencing technology make it difficult to...

Structural and mechanistic basis of capsule O-acetylation in Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A

4-O-Acetylation of NmA CPS is due to acetyl migration For natural NmA-CPS contained in vaccines, total O-acetylation levels between 68–92% have been reported, of which roughly 10% is 4-O-acetylation5,11,12. To investigate, whether similar levels can...

IU School of Medicine wins $12.3 million grant for research into opioid addiction treatment

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 17 2020 Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are testing use of tezampanel, a novel antagonist at glutamate receptors that could treat opioid withdrawal syndrome and other addictions and...

Algorithms uncover cancers’ hidden genetic losses and gains

Credit: Thomas Ried, NCI Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Understanding the specific mutations that contribute to different forms of cancer is...

Thousands of species in a speck of soil: Researchers develop new DNA recovery technique

McMaster researchers have developed a new technique to tease ancient DNA from soil, pulling the genomes of hundreds of animals and thousands of plants – many of them long extinct – from less than...

3D Bioprinting Gains a Foothold in Biomedicine

3D printing has revolutionized manufacturing by reducing costs and giving designers and engineers immense flexibility. Could 3D bioprinting do the same for biotechnology? The 3D bioprinting field is still quite young, but it is developing...

Stay connected

43,914FollowersFollow
14,200SubscribersSubscribe

Recent posts

Random article