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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

Androgen Receptor, Treatment Target for Prostate Cancer, Imports Into Mitochondria

Mar. 19, 2019 — Androgens stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. Many drugs to target that cancer focus on stopping androgen biosynthesis or blocking the androgen receptor, or AR. Researchers have discovered a new ... read more

Mar. 19, 2019 — The ecological bio-production of xylitol and cellulose nanofibers from material produced by the paper industry has been achieved. This discovery could contribute to the development of a greener and ... read more

Electron Accelerators Reveal the Radical Secrets of Antioxidants

Mar. 19, 2019 — A professor has demonstrated for the first time the value of linear particle accelerators for the generation of free radicals inside biological samples. This work will have important applications ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — To identify genes involved in photosynthesis, researchers built a library containing thousands of single-celled algae, each with a different gene mutation. The library, which took nine years to ... read more

Excessive Phosphate Fertilizer Use Can Reduce Microbial Functions Critical to Crop Health

Mar. 18, 2019 — Scientists set out to determine if nutrient history changed the function of soil microorganisms. The answer seems to be yes, and that soil treated with high amounts of phosphate can result in poorer ... read more

Chemical Probe Can Regulate Signaling Pathway and Block Cell Invasion by Arboviruses

Mar. 15, 2019 — Dysregulation of the signaling pathway known as the beta-catenin-dependent Wnt can also cause embryo malformation and contribute for the development of breast and cervical ... read more

From Mirror-Image Biology to Enhanced Therapeutic Proteins

Mar. 14, 2019 — Scientists have succeeded in reconstructing biomolecules in their mirror-image form. The researchers' goal is to create a mirror-image artificial protein synthesis system. Their aim is to ... read more

How a Mitochondrial Enzyme Can Trigger Cell Death

Mar. 14, 2019 — Cytochrome c is a small enzyme that plays an important role in the production of energy by mitochondria. It is also involved in signaling dangerous problems that warrant apoptosis, or programmed cell ... read more

Oral Bacteria in Pancreas Linked to More Aggressive Tumors

Mar. 14, 2019 — The presence of oral bacteria in so-called cystic pancreatic tumours is associated with the severity of the tumour, researchers report. It is hoped that the results can help to improve diagnosis and ... read more

Machine Learning Sheds Light on the Biology of Toxin Exposure

Mar. 14, 2019 — Scientists have developed a machine learning approach using high-quality, large-scale animal model data that sheds new light on the biology of the liver and kidneys after toxin ... read more

Mar. 14, 2019 — Insects show a variety of species-specific innate behaviors (instinctive behaviors). For example, a worker honeybee that has found flower nectar exhibits 8-shape waggle-dances upon returning to its ... read more

Mar. 14, 2019 — Fruit flies make for stingy mothers, imparting only a portion of the genetic building blocks their offspring need to survive. The rest must be produced by the fertilized egg in its first few steps of ... read more

Free Fatty Acids Appear to Rewire Cells to Promote Obesity-Related Breast Cancer

Mar. 13, 2019 — Free fatty acids in the blood are linked with higher rates of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in obese postmenopausal women, according to a new ... read more

Early-Life Exposure to Microbiota Restricts Colon Cancer Later in Life, Study Finds

Mar. 13, 2019 — Exposure to microbiota, or microorganisms such as bacteria, in the early stages of life plays a crucial role in establishing optimal conditions in the intestine that inhibit the development of colon ... read more

Scientists Delineate Pathway That Helps Us Make Antibodies

Mar. 13, 2019 — Our bodies are continuously concocting specific antibodies to thwart invaders like a virus or even pollen, and scientists have new information about how the essential production gets fired up and ... read more

Mar. 12, 2019 — By slingshotting themselves forward, human cells can travel more than five times faster than previously ... read more

Machine-Learning Model Provides Detailed Insight on Proteins

Mar. 12, 2019 — A novel machine-learning 'toolbox' that can read and analyze the sequences of proteins has been described ... read more

Discovery Upturns Understanding of How Some Viruses Multiply

Mar. 12, 2019 — Scientists have shown that different segments of a virus genome can exist in distinct cells but work together to cause an ... read more

Novel Protein Degradation Pathway

Mar. 12, 2019 — A research team how a type of protein that is embedded in the inner nuclear membrane clears out of the system once it has served its ... read more

DNA and RNA Copying Made Easy

Mar. 12, 2019 — Whether revealing a perpetrator with DNA evidence, diagnosing a pathogen, classifying a paleontological discovery, or determining paternity, the duplication of nucleic acids (amplification) is ... read more

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