Can we solve the riddle of the coral reef halos?

Credit: Copyright: CNES/Airbus; DigitalGlobe.  Coral reefs worldwide are threatened by a variety of human impacts. Fishing is among the most pressing threats to reefs, because it occurs...

Development and application of a high-content virion display human GPCR array

Fabrication of a non-odorant VirD-GPCR array To develop the first high-content VirD array, we decided to focus on the 370 non-odorant GPCRs. We assembled a collection of open reading frames (ORFs) encoding 337 non-odorant GPCRs...

HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency

Credit: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Like memories in computers, quantum memories are essential components for quantum computers – a new generation of data processors that obey quantum mechanics laws and can...

Plant Cells Eat Their Own … Membranes and Oil Droplets

Study IDs dual role for “autophagy”—a.k.a. “self-eating”—in building and breaking down plant oils. Manipulating the process could drive up oil accumulation in bioenergy crops. Changcheng Xu (rear, left), Linhui Yu, and Jilian Fan (seated) with...

Can Anti-Aging Research Keep Us Healthy in the Long Run?

Searching for the fountain of eternal youth has been the dream of humanity for millennia. While this is still in the realms of science fiction, anti-aging companies are hoping to tackle aging-related diseases by...

Global HER2 testing survey raises questions about priorities for breast cancer resources

ESMO Breast Cancer Congress, May 2-4, 2019, Berlin, Germany Credit: European Society for Medical Oncology Lugano, Switzerland, 30 April 2019 – A global survey of HER2 testing has...

Molecular-scale visualization and surface charge density measurement of Z-DNA in aqueous solution

1. Watson, J. D. & Crick, F. H. C. Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids. Nature 171, 737–738 (1953). 2. Zhao, J., Bacolla, A., Wang, G. & Vasquez, K. M. Non-B DNA structure-induced genetic instability and evolution. Cell....

Intracellular parasitism, the driving force of evolution of Legionella pneumophila and the genus Legionella

1. Ochiai K, Yamanaka T, Kimura K, Sawada O. Inheritance of drug resistance (and its transfer) between Shigella strains and between Shigella and E. coli strains. Hihon Iji Shimpor (in Japanese). 1959:34. 2. Boto L. Horizontal gene...

NASA-NOAA satellite catches intense Tropical Cyclone Kenneth make landfall in northern Mozambique

Credit: NASA/NOAA/ University of Wisconsin – Madison, SSES-CIMSS, William Straka III Mozambique is still recovering from deadly Tropical Cyclone Idai, and a second powerful tropical cyclone has...

Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements

In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who...

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