Biology News

Mutant proteins weigh in-Rice researchers 'see- binding with DNA through quartz crystal microbalance Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 23:00
Rice University scientists have demonstrated a new way to see and quickly measure DNA/protein binding, a discovery that prompted one journal reviewer to write, "This study has made my day."
Researchers to study positive genetic contributions of viruses Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 23:00
The positive genetic contributions of viruses to life on Earth will be explored by researchers at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute through a grant from the Gordon an
Quantifying Carbon in Hawaii's Forests Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 23:00
A team of scientists from the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Ecology and the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) has developed new, more accurate m
Hopkins Researchers Use Light To Move Molecules Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 23:00
Using a light-triggered chemical tool, Johns Hopkins scientists report that they have refined a means of moving individual molecules around inside living cells and sending them to exact locations at p
Andean Cats Stray from the Andes Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 23:00
Andean cats take their name from the mountains they live on in Argentina. But one group of these housecat-sized felines ditched the slopes of the Andes Mountains long ago to scratch out an existence i
The Chemistry of Mosquito Sex Could be Key to Controlling Diseases Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 23:00
Enshrouded in the sex life of a mosquito is a world of intricacies that may reveal the key to controlling diseases such West Nile virus and dengue fever
Wide Variety in Nutritional Content Found in "Senior" Dog Foods Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 23:00
Tufts researchers discover discrepancy in owners’ perceptions, actual content. The nutritional content of dog foods marketed for old dogs varies as widely as owner’s perceptions about them, according
Seedless cherimoya, the next banana? Monday, March 14, 2011 - 23:00
They looked similar to the ovules of a mutant of the lab plant Arabidopsis discovered by Gasser's lab at UC Davis in the late 1990s. In Arabidopsis, the defective plants do not make seeds or fruit. Bu