Copper-based catalyst produces large quantities of ethanol from carbon monoxide gas at room temperature. Stanford University scientists have found a new, highly efficient way to … Read more
A large international consortium of researchers has produced the first comprehensive, detailed map of the way genes work across the major cells and tissues of … Read more
Trees put on weight faster and faster as they grow older, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The finding that most trees’ … Read more
A protein at the center of Parkinson’s disease research now also has been found to play a key role in causing the destruction of bacteria … Read more
Vitamin C affects whether genes are switched on or off inside mouse stem cells, and may thereby play a previously unknown and fundamental role in … Read more
Humans are amazing throwers. We are unique among all animals, including our closest living relative, the chimpanzee, in our ability to throw projectiles at high … Read more
Jerusalem, March 1, 2011 — A pathway whereby bacteria communicate with each other has been discovered by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The discovery has important implications for efforts to cope with the spread of harmf…
Scientists have unravelled the shape of the protein that gives human tissues their elastic properties in what could lead to the development of new synthetic elastic polymers.
University of Manchester researchers, working with colleagues in Austral…
Even though organic methods may increase farm biodiversity, a combination of conventional farming and protected areas could sometimes be a better way to maintain food production and protect wildlife.
The findings come from a study of butterfly pop…
A key step in understanding the origins of familial breast cancer has
been made by two teams of scientists at the University of California,
Davis. The researchers have purified, for the first time, the protein
produced by the breast cancer suscep…
Researchers at Emory University and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new method to manipulate the self-assembly and formation of amyloid fibrils, a major component of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, thereby opening new avenues for examination of their formation and for the construction of robust nanotubes that have potential applications in research, industry and medicine.