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May 8, 2014
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New technique will accelerate genetic characterization of photosynthesis

Stanford, CA — Photosynthesis provides fixed carbon and energy for nearly all life on Earth, yet many aspects of this fascinating process remain mysterious. For example, little is known about how it is regulated in response to changes in light … Continue reading

May 16, 2013
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Study of the machinery of cells reveals clues to neurological disorder

Investigation by researchers from the University of Exeter and ETH Zurich has shed new light on a protein which is linked to a common neurological disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The team has discovered that a protein previously identified on mitochondria … Continue reading

December 23, 2012
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Boosting Galactan Sugars Could Boost Biofuel Production

Collaboration at JBEI Identifies the First Enzyme Linked to Galactan Synthesis Galactan is a polymer of galactose, a six-carbon sugar that can be readily fermented by yeast into ethanol and is a target of interest for researchers in advanced biofuels … Continue reading

August 21, 2012
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Common Antifungal Drug Decreases Tumor Growth and Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy

AUSTIN, Texas — An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin made this discovery by exploiting the evolutionary … Continue reading

January 18, 2012
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Mother of All Mergers

*Yeast open a window on a spectacular step in evolution* Around 800 million years ago, some of the one-celled organisms that constituted the whole of earthly life took an evolutionary leap that changed everything. They started to band together, eventually … Continue reading

January 15, 2012
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New Information on the Waste-Disposal Units of Living Cells

*Berkeley Researchers Provide Detailed Look at Proteasome’s Regulatory Particle* Important new information on one of the most critical protein machines in living cells has been reported by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National … Continue reading

November 19, 2011
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New Mouthwash Targeting Harmful Bacteria May Render Tooth Decay A Thing of The Past

A new mouthwash developed by a microbiologist at the UCLA School of Dentistry is highly successful in targeting the harmful Streptococcus mutans bacteria that is the principal cause tooth decay and cavities. In a recent clinical study, 12 subjects who … Continue reading