Cells’ Mitochondria Work Much Like Tesla Battery PacksNews
UCLA researchers have shown that mitochondria are made up of many individual bioelectric units that generate energy in an array, similar to a Tesla electric car battery that packs thousands of battery cells to manage energy safely and provide fast access to very high current.
Personalized Immunotherapy Refined by Mass Spec-Machine Learning PairingNews
A combination of mass spectrometry and a novel computational tool is more accurately identifying the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which stimulate and orchestrate the immune response to tumors and infectious agents.READ MORE
How Do Empty Spaces Make a Protein Unstable?News
Partial unfolding of proteins may affect their stability and is a challenge in the industry. So how does a cavity destabilize a protein? Would such a cavity be empty? These are questions that researchers from Aarhus University answer in a new study.READ MORE
Device Identifies Airborne Hazards RapidlyNews
Scientists have developed a portable device that can identify a wide range of airborne gases and chemicals instantly. The device is suitable for rapid deployment to identify airborne hazards from tiny gas molecules like sulfur dioxide to large molecules like benzene.
Researchers have developed a new system that helps the immune system spot and eliminate cancer cells.READ MORE
Scientists have discovered that inhibiting the synthesis of a lipid in a mouse suffering a heart attack reduces the tissue damage by 30%.READ MORE
A team of researchers has established the neural circuit basis for motor learning tasks when myelination is impaired.READ MORE
When asked to answer questions quickly and impulsively, people tend to respond with a socially desirable answer rather than an honest one, a set of experiments shows.
A team led by a scientist at Scripps Research has invented a new genomics technique for tracking down the causes of rare genetic diseases. The new method compares activity levels of maternal and paternal alleles across the genome and detects when the activity of an allele lies far enough outside the normal range to be a plausible cause of disease.READ MORE
A study examining human musical perception has compared how the brain reacts when musical sequences perceived do not finish as might be expected. The results of the study have shown that although the perception of music is universal, training in music alters its perception.READ MORE
In recent years, the study of ancient DNA, also known as aDNA, has rapidly advanced, providing important insights into a range of biological, historical, and social questions. The National Science Foundation has awarded a $350,882 collaborative grant to an array of institutions to analyze the current ethical landscape of ancient DNA research.READ MORE
Preclinical study findings suggest that targeting a promising bitter taste receptor with structurally distinct drugs could help prevent reduced therapeutic effectiveness over time.READ MORE