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June 26, 2022

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Giant Bacteria Found in Guadeloupe Mangroves Challenge Traditional Concepts

Researchers describe the morphological and genomic features of a 'macro' microbe' -- a giant filamentous bacterium composed of a single cell discovered in the mangroves of Guadeloupe. Using various ...

Scarless Skin Grafting Using Mussel Adhesive Protein

A professor develops a bioadhesive based on the mussel adhesive protein for sutureless skin grafting. Skin regenerative effect maximized with controlled releases of dual ...

Tapping the Ocean as a Source of Natural Products

Using DNA data, researchers have examined seawater to find not only new species of bacteria, but also previously unknown natural products that may one day prove ...

The Secret Lives of Mites in the Skin of Our Faces

A full DNA analysis of mites that live in the hair follicles of all humans reveals explanations for their bizarre mating habits, body features and evolutionary future. Inbreeding and isolation means ...
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Researchers Discover a New Receptor Regulating Sebaceous Gland Progenitor Cell Function

Stem cells and progenitor cells play an important role in the renewal of multiple tissues. Scientists have discovered a molecule called embigin on the surface of epithelia progenitor cells and proven ...

Lack of Diversity of Micro-Organisms in the Gut or Elevated Metabolite Implicated in Heart Failure Severity

Some people who experience heart failure have less biodiversity in their gut or have elevated gut metabolites, both of which are associated with more hospital visits and greater risk of death, ...

Largest Study of Domestic Cat DNA Identifies Disease-Causing Variants in New Breeds

Thirteen genetic variants associated with disease in cats are present in more pedigreed breeds than previously thought, according to the largest ever DNA-based study of domestic cats. However, these ...

To Treat or to Tolerate (Pathogens), That Is the Question

Scientists have used Xenopus laevis tadpoles to tease out the genetic and biological mechanisms that enhance disease tolerance, and have identified drugs that can keep the tadpoles alive even in the ...

100,000-Year-Old Polar Bear Genome Reveals Ancient Hybridization With Brown Bears

An analysis of ancient DNA from a 100,000-year-old polar bear has revealed that extensive hybridization between polar bears and brown bears occurred during the last warm interglacial period in the ...

Can a Parasitic Wasp Save Your Fruit Crops?

Researchers developed a toolkit for investigating the molecular mechanisms governing the parasitic nature of the wasp species Asobara japonica. They first used DNA and RNA-sequencing-based techniques ...

Nanochannels Light the Way Towards New Medicine

To develop new drugs and vaccines, detailed knowledge about nature's smallest biological building blocks -- the biomolecules -- is required. Researchers are now presenting a groundbreaking ...

New Solution for Stem Cell Manufacturing

Researchers have developed a unique 3D printed system for harvesting stem cells from ...

New Perspective on RNA Function: RNA Regulates Proteins and Thereby Can Control Cell Growth, Study Shows

Scientists gained new insights into RNA-mediated regulation of proteins (riboregulation) and its role in controlling cell growth, and most importantly how undifferentiated cells (embryonic stem ...

Researchers have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise and can effectively reduce food intake and obesity in ...

Mechanism of Expanding Bacteria Revealed

The process that allows bacteria to expand and grow while maintaining the strength of the cell walls has been identified as offering a potential new target for ...

Stem Cells Unraveled: We're One Step Closer to Making Organs in a Dish

Using a mouse model, researchers have deciphered an alternative route that certain cells take to make organs and used that knowledge to exploit a new type of stem cells as a potential source of ...

Gene Hunting Leads Researchers to Solve Mystery of Inhibition of Awn Elongation in Sorghum

Over the years, the domestication of grasses like wheat, rice, barley, and sorghum for consumption has resulted in certain modifications to their morphology. One such modification is the partial or ...

Biotechnology Platforms Enable Fast, Customizable Vaccine Production

An examination of the COVID-related transition to biotechnology platform-based techniques for vaccine development concludes that such smart manufacturing techniques could in the future be applied to ...

Researchers Discover Mechanism Linking Mutations in the 'Dark Matter' of the Genome to Cancer

Many sections of the non-coding region of the human genome play a key role in regulating gene activity. But the relationship between non-coding mutations and cancer risk has been a mystery. New ...

New Way of Generating Insulin-Producing Cells

Researchers show how a molecule that they have identified stimulates the formation of new insulin-producing cells in zebrafish and mammalian tissue, through a newly described mechanism for regulating ...

Bacterial Intimacy Insights Could Help Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

Researchers have uncovered new details about how bacteria hook up to exchange DNA that helps them resist ...

Decoding a Key Part of the Cell, Atom by Atom

A team led by André Hoelz has made two big leaps forward in our understanding of the nuclear pore complex, a vital cellular ...

New Research Gives Insights Into How Organelles Divide in Cells

A pioneering study has shed new light on how subcellular organelles divide and ...

Chromatin Originated in Ancient Microbes One to Two Billion Years Ago

Researchers now reveal that nature's storage solution first evolved in ancient microbes living on Earth between one and two billion years ...

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