A small, daily dose of Viagra may reduce colorectal cancer risk
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A small, daily dose of Viagra significantly reduces colorectal cancer risk in an animal model that is genetically predetermined to have the third leading cause of cancer death, scientists report.Viagra cut in half the formation of polyps, an abnormal and often asymptomatic clump of cells on the lining of the intestines that may become cancer, says Dr. Darren D. Browning, cancer researcher at the Georgia Cancer Center and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
How Michael Jung ’s team created a drug to extend the lives of men with prostate cancer
Fifteen years ago, Michael Jung was already an eminent scientist when his wife asked him a question that would change his career, and extend the lives of many men with a particularly lethal form of prostate cancer.“When I turned 55 — I’m now 70 — my wife, Alice, said to me, ‘What do you want to do for the rest of your life, more of the same?’” recalled Jung, a UCLA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “I said that didn’t sound like such a bad idea until you put it that wa y.”“I really thought seriously,” said Jung, who at th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Nanostructures created by UCLA scientists could make gene therapies safer, faster and more affordable
UCLA scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures called “nanospears” for the targeted delivery of biomolecules such as genes straight to patient cells. These magnetically guided nanostructures could enable gene therapies that are safer, faster and more cost-effective.The research waspublished in the journal ACS Nano by senior author Paul Weiss, UC Presidential Chair and distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, materials science and engineering, and member of theEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA.Gene the...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Organometallic and radical intermediates reveal mechanism of diphthamide biosynthesis
Diphthamide biosynthesis involves a carbon-carbon bond-forming reaction catalyzed by a radical S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) enzyme that cleaves a carbon-sulfur (C–S) bond in SAM to generate a 3-amino-3-carboxypropyl (ACP) radical. Using rapid freezing, we have captured an organometallic intermediate with an iron-carbon (Fe–C) bond between ACP and the enzyme’s [4Fe-4S] cluster. In the presence of the substrate protein, elongation factor 2, this intermediate converts to an organic radical, formed by addition of the ACP radical to a histidine side chain. Crystal structures of archaeal diphthamide biosynthetic ...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dong, M., Kathiresan, V., Fenwick, M. K., Torelli, A. T., Zhang, Y., Caranto, J. D., Dzikovski, B., Sharma, A., Lancaster, K. M., Freed, J. H., Ealick, S. E., Hoffman, B. M., Lin, H. Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news
News from Molecular & Cellular Proteomics
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) These are research highlights from Molecular& Cellular Proteomics: proteostasis and cancer in a collagen-deficient skin disease; chemical tools for probing protein glycosylation in T-cell activation (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Adult brains make no new 'memory' cells
The birth of new neurons in the human hippocampus declines steeply in childhood and is 'undetectable' in adulthood, according to a challenging new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Biology / Biochemistry Source Type: news
Blood donors' leftover immune cells reveal secrets of antibody affinity
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers at Iowa State University, partnering with the LifeServe Blood Center, have gained crucial insights into how natural killer cells circulating in the human body differ from those typically studied in the lab. The results of this research are published in the March 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Thermal proximity coaggregation for system-wide profiling of protein complex dynamics in cells
We report the application of thermal proximity coaggregation (TPCA) for high-throughput intracellular monitoring of protein complex dynamics. Significant TPCA signatures observed among well-validated protein-protein interactions correlate positively with interaction stoichiometry and are statistically observable in more than 350 annotated human protein complexes. Using TPCA, we identified many complexes without detectable differential protein expression, including chromatin-associated complexes, modulated in S phase of the cell cycle. Comparison of six cell lines by TPCA revealed cell-specific interactions even in fundamen...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tan, C. S. H., Go, K. D., Bisteau, X., Dai, L., Yong, C. H., Prabhu, N., Ozturk, M. B., Lim, Y. T., Sreekumar, L., Lengqvist, J., Tergaonkar, V., Kaldis, P., Sobota, R. M., Nordlund, P. Tags: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news
Linking virus sensing with gene expression, a plant immune system course-corrects
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers at Durham University in the UK have identified a crucial link in the process of how plants regulate their antiviral responses. The research is published in the March 2 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Biochemists zero in on key molecules that enable cells to crawl
(University of Oregon) Biochemists at the University of Oregon have made a discovery that sheds light on the molecular machinery that allows some cells, such as immune cells or even malignant cancer cells in humans, to wiggle their way through tissues like organs, skin or bones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Patricia Lindop obituary
Physician who researched the effects of nuclear radiation and in the cold war years reached the peak of the new profession of radiobiologyPatricia Lindop, who has died aged 87, was one of Europe ’s most brilliant medical radiobiologists and a physician driven as much by compassion and wisdom as by natural skill. As well as setting up the medical radiobiology department at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London in 1960, she was a key player in the Pugwash peace initiative, aimed at reducing the risk of nuclear conflict and co-founded by the physicistJoseph Rotblat, her colleague and friend, along with the philosoph...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Anthony Tucker Tags: Biology Nuclear weapons Science London & South East Extra UK news World news Source Type: news
An evolutionarily conserved gene family encodes proton-selective ion channels
Ion channels form the basis for cellular electrical signaling. Despite the scores of genetically identified ion channels selective for other monatomic ions, only one type of proton-selective ion channel has been found in eukaryotic cells. By comparative transcriptome analysis of mouse taste receptor cells, we identified Otopetrin1 (OTOP1), a protein required for development of gravity-sensing otoconia in the vestibular system, as forming a proton-selective ion channel. We found that murine OTOP1 is enriched in acid-detecting taste receptor cells and is required for their zinc-sensitive proton conductance. Two related murin...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tu, Y.-H., Cooper, A. J., Teng, B., Chang, R. B., Artiga, D. J., Turner, H. N., Mulhall, E. M., Ye, W., Smith, A. D., Liman, E. R. Tags: Biochemistry, Neuroscience reports Source Type: news
Accurate computational design of multipass transmembrane proteins
We report the design of transmembrane monomers, homodimers, trimers, and tetramers with 76 to 215 residue subunits containing two to four membrane-spanning regions and up to 860 total residues that adopt the target oligomerization state in detergent solution. The designed proteins localize to the plasma membrane in bacteria and in mammalian cells, and magnetic tweezer unfolding experiments in the membrane indicate that they are very stable. Crystal structures of the designed dimer and tetramer—a rocket-shaped structure with a wide cytoplasmic base that funnels into eight transmembrane helices—are very close to ...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lu, P., Min, D., DiMaio, F., Wei, K. Y., Vahey, M. D., Boyken, S. E., Chen, Z., Fallas, J. A., Ueda, G., Sheffler, W., Mulligan, V. K., Xu, W., Bowie, J. U., Baker, D. Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news
Genome editor gets more versatile and precise
Source: ScienceNOW - March 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Biochemistry, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news
Why treating your depression is like learning your times tables | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
We can say with certainty that antidepressants are effective drugs. But don ’t be disheartened if they’re not for youIn my first year of university, just after I had been prescribedfluoxetine for depression, I had an argument about it with a close friend. He told me that taking antidepressants would make my feelings false, my emotions manufactured. I wouldn ’t be able to tell if what I was feeling was real – and that was wrong. At the time I did not know how to articulate that all of our feelings are linked to chemicals: that even eating a chocolate bar can give me a blood-sugar spike and alter my b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett Tags: Mental health UK news Depression Society Biology Science Biochemistry and molecular biology Source Type: news
First-ever transgenic ticks to help fight tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease
(University of Nevada, Reno) Monika Gulia-Nuss, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, is working on generating transgenic ticks in her lab, the first of their kind, in order to explore new targets for vector control. Gulia-Nuss' lab works specifically on the deer tick and has received a $407,000 grant from the National Institute of Health to continue studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Post-mortem biochemistry of NSE and S100B: a supplemental tool for detecting a lethal traumatic brain injury? - Sieber M, Dre ßler J, Franke H, Pohlers D, Ondruschka B.
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very common entity that leads to numerous fatalities all over the world. Therefore, forensic pathologists are in desperate need of supplemental methodological tools for the diagnosis of TBI in everyday practice be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Trilobites: Inside Wounded Flies, Fat Cells Race to the Rescue
Typically biologists have assumed that fat cells lead sedentary lives, but in fruit flies they seem to be highly mobile, performing vital functions in emergencies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DOUGLAS QUENQUA Tags: Flies Fruit Flies Biology and Biochemistry Oils and Fats Developmental Cell Franz, Anna Martin, Paul Source Type: news
Looking for an off switch for celiac disease
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) New research published in the Feb. 23 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
New Technology Alone Won ’t Halt Aflatoxin Menace, Experts Warn
Laboratory Technician Herbert Mtopa collects biological samples at a clinic in Zimbabwe's Shamva District under a CultiAF project to assess exposure of women and children to aflatoxins. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 2018 (IPS)In the absence of concerted efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of aflatoxin to humans and domestic animals, advances in technology for early detection of aflatoxin in cereals and seeds such as maize will come to naught, experts warn.The first rapid aflatoxin testing kit is in the market for less than two dollars, even as some farmers unwittingly employ life-t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Africa Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Projects TerraViva United Nations aflatoxin Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Improving the lives of rural populations: better nutrition & agriculture produc Source Type: news
Research to uncover factors behind bladder cancer progression receives ACS grant
(Penn State) To find new therapies for aggressive bladder cancer, researchers must first uncover what drives each subtype at the molecular level. That's why the American Cancer Society has awarded a grant to study bladder cancer development to David DeGraff, assistant professor of pathology, surgery and biochemistry and molecular biology, and a member of Penn State Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Maquat Wins Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences
Lynne E. Maquat, Ph.D., the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, is the recipient of the 2018 Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences. The award honors scientists who challenge accepted thinking and work tirelessly to open new fields of research and understanding in the biomedical sciences. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - February 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news
Molecular structure of human P-glycoprotein in the ATP-bound, outward-facing conformation
The multidrug transporter permeability (P)–glycoprotein is an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)–binding cassette exporter responsible for clinical resistance to chemotherapy. P-glycoprotein extrudes toxic molecules and drugs from cells through ATP-powered conformational changes. Despite decades of effort, only the structures of the inward-facing conformation of P-glycoprotein are available. Here we present the structure of human P-glycoprotein in the outward-facing conformation, determined by cryo–electron microscopy at 3.4-angstrom resolution. The two nucleotide-binding domains form a closed dimer occluding t...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kim, Y., Chen, J. Tags: Biochemistry, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news
Structural principles that enable oligomeric small heat-shock protein paralogs to evolve distinct functions
We report how coassembly is avoided by two oligomeric small heat-shock protein paralogs. A hierarchy of assembly, involving intermediates that are populated only fleetingly at equilibrium, ensures selective oligomerization. Conformational flexibility at noninterfacial regions in the monomers prevents coassembly, allowing interfaces to remain largely conserved. Homomeric oligomers must overcome the entropic benefit of coassembly and, accordingly, homomeric paralogs comprise fewer subunits than homomers that have no paralogs. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hochberg, G. K. A., Shepherd, D. A., Marklund, E. G., Santhanagoplan, I., Degiacomi, M. T., Laganowsky, A., Allison, T. M., Basha, E., Marty, M. T., Galpin, M. R., Struwe, W. B., Baldwin, A. J., Vierling, E., Benesch, J. L. P. Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news
Structures of human PRC2 with its cofactors AEBP2 and JARID2
Transcriptionally repressive histone H3 lysine 27 methylation by Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is essential for cellular differentiation and development. Here we report cryo–electron microscopy structures of human PRC2 in a basal state and two distinct active states while in complex with its cofactors JARID2 and AEBP2. Both cofactors mimic the binding of histone H3 tails. JARID2, methylated by PRC2, mimics a methylated H3 tail to stimulate PRC2 activity, whereas AEBP2 interacts with the RBAP48 subunit, mimicking an unmodified H3 tail. SUZ12 interacts with all other subunits within the assembly and thus contrib...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kasinath, V., Faini, M., Poepsel, S., Reif, D., Feng, X. A., Stjepanovic, G., Aebersold, R., Nogales, E. Tags: Biochemistry reports Source Type: news
G ü nter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ ZIP Codes, ’ Dies at 81
Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT D. McFADDEN Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Nobel Prizes Biology and Biochemistry Blobel, Gunter Source Type: news
Structures of C1-IgG1 provide insights into how danger pattern recognition activates complement
Danger patterns on microbes or damaged host cells bind and activate C1, inducing innate immune responses and clearance through the complement cascade. How these patterns trigger complement initiation remains elusive. Here, we present cryo–electron microscopy analyses of C1 bound to monoclonal antibodies in which we observed heterogeneous structures of single and clustered C1–immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) hexamer complexes. Distinct C1q binding sites are observed on the two Fc-CH2 domains of each IgG molecule. These are consistent with known interactions and also reveal additional interactions, which are supported by...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ugurlar, D., Howes, S. C., de Kreuk, B.-J., Koning, R. I., de Jong, R. N., Beurskens, F. J., Schuurman, J., Koster, A. J., Sharp, T. H., Parren, P. W. H. I., Gros, P. Tags: Biochemistry, Immunology reports Source Type: news
Scientists fill in a piece of the copper transport puzzle
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers have identified the protein that carries copper into mitochondria, where copper is required for the functioning of the cell's energy conversion machinery. The discovery, published in the Feb. 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, fills in a piece of the puzzle of how copper is distributed and used in the cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Research Fellow – Full-time (Fixed Term) at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR), University of Birmingham
Location:Department of Physiology, Development and NeuroscienceSalary: £29,799 -£38,832Closing Date: 8 March 2018Post Duration: 36 monthsUniversity of Birmingham are seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join Prof. David Hodson’s research group atthe Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR), University of Birmingham. The project, funded for 36 months by a Diabetes UK Research Grant, seeks to understand how stress hormones (termed glucocorticoids) influence beta cell function and insulin release, and how this may interact with obesity To do this, w...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
UCLA scientists develop low-cost way to build gene sequences
(University of California - Los Angeles) A new method pioneered by UCLA researchers enables an average biochemistry laboratory to make its own gene sequences for only about $2 per gene, a process that previously would require its researchers to pay a commercial vendor $50 to $100 per gene. The approach, described in the journal Science, will make it possible for scientists to mass produce thousands of genes screen for their roles in diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Floating food isn’t easy to digest: Scientists think this may be the reason astronauts lose weight
(Natural News) “As odds as it sounds, that’s one of the bigger challenges we have; getting crews to eat enough calories to maintain body weight,” admitted Dr. Scott Smith who leads the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s nutritional biochemistry lab. It is one of the more profoundly interesting problems facing astronauts today, but not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What is a cell?
Our bodies contain trillions of cells. In this article, we explain what they are and what happens inside. We also describe some of the many types of cell. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Biology / Biochemistry Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What are mitochondria?
Mitochondria are often called the powerhouses of the cell. We explain how they got this title, and outline other important roles that they carry out. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Biology / Biochemistry Source Type: news
Circulating lipids play roles in many diseases
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Lipids are fatty molecules that play important signaling and storage roles in the body, but having an excess of some lipids, like cholesterol, is a risk factor for many metabolic diseases. Recent articles in the Journal of Lipid Research investigate the role of cholesterol and other lipids in the blood in cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, and rare genetic disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Undergraduate student uncovers genes associated with aggressive form of brain cancer
(Clemson University) Using publicly available data and novel computer software called KINC, an undergraduate researcher in genetics and biochemistry at Clemson University was able to uncover a group of 22 genes that are implicated together as having involvement in glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Scientists crack structure of enzyme complex linked to cancer
(University of California - Riverside) A research team led by a biochemist at the University of California, Riverside has solved the crystal structure for an enzyme that plays a key role in DNA methylation, the process by which methyl groups are added to the DNA molecule. The breakthrough reveals how the enzyme recognizes and methylates its substrates. In humans, errors in methylation have been associated with various diseases, including cancer. DNA methylation also critically influences plant and animal development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Mind-controlling molecules from wasp venom could someday help Parkinson's patients
(American Chemical Society) After being stung by a parasitic wasp, the American cockroach loses control of its behavior, becoming host to the wasp's egg. Days later, the hatchling consumes the cockroach alive. While this is a gruesome process for the cockroach, scientists now report in ACS' journal Biochemistry the discovery of a new family of peptides in the wasp's venom that could be key to controlling roach minds, and might even help researchers develop better Parkinson's disease treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Scientists can now measure activity of key cancer cell-survival protein
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) A recent study from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the University of California, San Francisco, has opened new options to further develop a potential cancer-fighting therapy, clearing an early hurdle in the lengthy drug-discovery process. The findings, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, reveal new ways to measure the activity of a protein that is associated with poor prognosis in cancer patients -- heat shock protein 70, or Hsp70 -- and remove a barrier to developing potential Hsp70-based therapies. (Source: E...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
A new role for the 'pigments of life'
(Trinity College Dublin) Chemically reconfiguring 'porphyrins' has opened new possibilities for their use in diverse applications in chemistry, biochemistry and energy science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
A cyanine dye acid test that won't drown in water
(Michigan Technological University) Near-infrared cyanine dyes are go-to tools for studying the inner workings of cells and investigating the biochemistry of disease, including cancer. But even though they have low toxicity and plenty of applications, these fluorescent dyes have a weakness: Put them in water and they quit working. A new dye overcomes this problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Basics: Many Animals Can Count, Some Better Than You
Numerosity is deeply embedded in species that need to track quantity, such as hungry spiders and schooling fish. But the ability seems to have faded in humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NATALIE ANGIER Tags: Animal Behavior Animals Psychology and Psychologists Mathematics Biology and Biochemistry Numbers Source Type: news
New insight into the molecular weapons of the plant microbiome
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) In a study published in the Feb. 2 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers at McMaster University in Canada pinpointed the identity of a toxin used by a soil-dwelling bacterium that protects plants from disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Trilobites: Unlocking Secrets of Sour Flavors With Something Found in Your Ears
When scientists recently discovered a protein that may help with the detection of sour tastes, they realized it had previously been identified in the inner ear. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: VERONIQUE GREENWOOD Tags: Taste Senses and Sensation Biology and Biochemistry Proteins Science (Journal) Liman, Emily Source Type: news