Cell Biology News
June 17, 2019

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Researchers shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and ... read more
Despite how essential plants are for life on Earth, little is known about how parts of plant cells orchestrate growth and greening. By creating mutant plants, researchers ... read more
Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug's intended path through the body. Focusing on levodopa ... read more
Making a specific type of brain pattern last longer improves short-term memory in rats, a new ... read more
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Dinoflagellate Plankton Glow So That Their Predators Won't Eat Them

Some dinoflagellate plankton species are bioluminescent, with a remarkable ability to produce light to make themselves and the water they swim in glow. Now, researchers have found that for one ... read more

Cell Biology: Preventing Drugs from Being Transported out of the Cell

A research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment. The transport proteins, called ABC exporters, are present, ... read more

Lynx in Turkey: Noninvasive Sample Collection Provides Insights Into Genetic Diversity

A team of scientists collected data and samples (feces, hair) from the Caucasian Lynx (Lynx lynx dinniki), in a region of Anatolian Turkey over several years. The results of the genetic analyses ... read more

Taking the 'Killer' out of Natural Killer Cells

The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles employs a powerful strategy of immune evasion, inhibiting the ability of natural killer cells to destroy infected cells and produce molecules that ... read more

Interactions Between Plant and Insect-Infecting Viruses

Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage every year. Researchers are examining this relationship at the molecular level, which could lead to new methods for ... read more

New findings challenge the long-standing idea that multi-celled animals evolved from a single-celled ancestor resembling a modern sponge cell known as a ... read more

Opioid Alternative? Taming Tetrodotoxin for Precise Painkilling

Alternatives to opioids for treating pain are sorely needed. A study in rats suggests that tetrodotoxin, properly packaged, offers a potentially safe pain ... read more

Using Gene Editing, Neuroscientists Develop a New Model for Autism

By introducing a gene variant associated with autism into monkeys, researchers hope to study treatment options for severe neurodevelopmental ... read more

Nuclear Pore Complex Outer Rings: No Longer 'One Size Fits All'

In eukaryotic cells, molecules can only move into or out of the nucleus through specialized channels called nuclear pore complexes (NPCs). Each NPC has a ring of nucleoporin proteins flanking either ... read more

Brains of Birds Synchronize When They Sing Duets

Vocal control areas in the brain of weaver birds fire in time when they sing ... read more

New Gene Editor Harnesses Jumping Genes for Precise DNA Integration

Scientists have developed a gene-editing tool -- using jumping genes -- that inserts any DNA sequence into the genome without cutting, fixing a major shortcoming of existing CRISPR ... read more

Construction Kit for Custom-Designed Products

Microorganisms often assemble natural products similar to product assembly lines. Certain enzymes, non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS), play a key role in this process. Biotechnologists have now ... read more

Bacteria Such as E. Coli Detected in Minutes by New Tech

Scientists have discovered that healthy bacteria cells and cells inhibited by antibiotics or UV light show completely different electric reactions. These findings could lead to the development of ... read more

Human Protein That Aids Development of Malaria Parasite Identified

Researchers have discovered that the Plasmodium parasites responsible for malaria rely on a human liver cell protein for their development into a form capable of infecting red blood cells and causing ... read more

How the Cell Protects Itself

The cell contains transcripts of the genetic material, which migrate from the cell nucleus to another part of the cell. This movement protects the genetic transcripts from the recruitment of ... read more

Many species will need large population sizes to survive climate change and ocean acidification, a new study ... read more

Beewolves Use a Gas to Preserve Food

Scientists have discovered that the eggs of the European beewolf produce nitric oxide. The gas prevents the larvae's food from getting moldy in the warm and humid brood ... read more

New Pathogens in Beef and Cow's Milk Products

Researchers have presented findings on new infection pathogens that go by the name of 'Bovine Milk and Meat Factors' (BMMF). According to these findings, the previously unknown pathogen can ... read more

New Microorganism for Algae Biomass to Produce Alternative Fuels

Scientists utilized algae that grow three times faster than starch crops and succeeded in producing biofuel and biochemicals. They developed a new artificial microorganism as a microbial platform for ... read more

Curbing Your Enthusiasm for Overeating

Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected when we eat a high-energy diet and how they contribute to ... read more

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