'Marine repairmen'—new research shows limpets are construction workers of the seashore
6 minutes ago
New research from a beach-roaming biomechanics engineer paints a surprisingly industrious picture of limpets—the marine snails that are abundantly plastered on rocks at low tide. His work shows that limpets survive and ...
Quality control inside the cell
10 minutes ago
The ability to dispose of proteins that are either aberrant or (in the worst case) toxic is fundamental to a cell's survival. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been able to demonstrate the manner ...
Herbaria prove valuable in demonstrating long-term changes in plant populations
13 minutes ago
A new study published today in Botany demonstrates how herbaria can be valuable resources for studying the impact over time of large herbivores on perennial plant populations.
CRISPR meets single-cell sequencing in new screening method
15 minutes ago
Genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 "gene scissors" is a powerful tool for biological discovery and for identifying novel drug targets. In pooled CRISPR screens, a large number of cells are edited simultaneously using CRISPR ...
Molecule flash mob
16 minutes ago
Neurotransmitter transporters are some of the most popular transport proteins in research as they play a major role in the processing of signals in the brain. A joint study by TU Wien and the Medical University of Vienna ...
Protein complex prevents genome instability
35 minutes ago
An international collaboration between Osaka University and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Switzerland is investigating the repair process of a serious form of DNA damage that can lead to ...
Massive sea lion and fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems
45 minutes ago
Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America started in the 19th Century and continued up to the second half of the 20th century in Argentina and Uruguay. The practice changed nutrition guidelines ...
What 'walkies' says about your relationship with your dog
55 minutes ago
Dogs love "walkies." And unless it's pouring with rain and blowing a gale, so do their owners. But there's much more to this daily routine than you might think. In fact, it's actually a complex process of negotiation, which ...
Impending extinction crisis for non-human primates spurs a call for action
1 hour ago
The plight of Earth's primates has prompted researchers around the world to call for sweeping societal changes before hundreds of non-human species are driven to extinction.
Scientists collaborate to reduce number of animals needed for breast cancer research
1 hour ago
More than 200 scientists have signed up to a tissue-sharing database designed to reduce the number of animals needed for biomedical research.