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August 18, 2014
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Tiefere Einblicke in die Entstehung von Algengiften

Besonders im Sommer kommt es oft zur Ausbreitung von Blaualgen in heimischen Seen. Dadurch kann es auch zu einer Häufung an schädlichen Giftstoffen kommen. Wissenschaftler des Forschungsinstituts für Limnologie am Mondsee haben nun jene Gene, die die Verbreitung der Giftbildung … Continue reading

March 2, 2014
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How a Shape-shifting DNA-repair Machine Fights Cancer

Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source reveals inner-workings of essential protein found throughout life. Maybe you’ve seen the movies or played with toy Transformers, those shape-shifting machines that morph in response to whatever challenge they face. It turns out that DNA-repair … Continue reading

January 31, 2014
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„Molekularer Schalter“ bei Parkinson-Protein entdeckt

Bei einer Variante von Parkinson spielt das Enzym LRRK2 eine zentrale Rolle. Wissenschaftler der Universität Kassel haben nun einen Mechanismus entdeckt, der die Aktivität von LRRK2 steuert. Das eröffnet neue Ansatzpunkte für die Entwicklung von Medikamenten gegen die bislang unheilbare … Continue reading

January 26, 2014
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‘Life as Research Scientist’: Kiwamu Tanaka, Plant Biologist

Dr. Kiwamu Tanaka, an aspiring scientist, is currently doing research on Role of extracellular ATP in plant growth and development at the Division of Plant Sciences in the University of Missouri. He completed his doctoral work at The United Graduate … Continue reading

January 18, 2014
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Facebook memes can evolve like genes

ANN ARBOR — What started as a politically liberal Facebook meme in support of health care reform morphed as it spread across the social network into hundreds of thousands of variations—some just a few words from the original, but others … Continue reading

December 6, 2013
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Staphylococcus aureus bacteria turns immune system against itself

Around 20 percent of all humans are persistently colonized with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, a leading cause of skin infections and one of the major sources of hospital-acquired infections, including the antibiotic-resistant strain MRSA. University of Chicago scientists have recently discovered … Continue reading

August 5, 2013
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Evolution picks up hitchhikers

In a twist on “survival of the fittest,” researchers have discovered that evolution is driven not by a single beneficial mutation but rather by a group of mutations, including ones called “genetic hitchhikers” that are simply along for the ride. … Continue reading

June 21, 2013
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The rhythm of everything

Dawn triggers basic biological changes in the waking human body. As the sun rises, so does heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. The liver, the kidneys and many natural processes also begin shifting from idle into high gear. Then … Continue reading