Genetics & Molecular Biology

Researchers Have Found A Wine Grape Once So Prized No One Genetically Modified It For 900 Years

Researchers set out to find a wine grape so popular no one wanted to change it.  And they did, thanks to a genetic database of modern grapevines and 28 archaeological seeds from French sites dating back to the Iron Age. They discovered that Savagnin Blanc ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 23 2021 - 1:38pm

Will Climate Change Also Change The Taste Of Coffee?

Did french fries taste better when they were cooked in fat? How about Coca-Cola when it was made with cane sugar or Fritos when they were salty? People will insist they can tell the difference and they probably can, but sales show that different is not wor ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2021 - 4:59pm

Ribosomes And Nuclear Pores: Researchers Film Fundamental Life Process

All proteins in a cell are assembled by complicated molecular machines. The cell nucleus is a kind of vault: It is located in the cell and guards the DNA, which contains the building instructions for all the cell's proteins. When the cell needs a prot ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 27 2021 - 3:44pm

Genetic Engineering Could Protect Endangered Species That Can't Survive In Nature

Around the world, populations of many beloved species are declining at increasing rates. According to one grim projection, as many as 40% of the world’s species may be extinct by 2050. Alarmingly, many of these declines are caused by threats for which few ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 27 2022 - 9:08am

Transgender, Men, Women, In Sports. No Overwhelming Advantage With Timely Extended Hormone Use.

R ights are not decided by science but by law and laws are made by man. However, in this scientific age it has been decided that people who are members of a minority by nature generally have the same rights as anyone else. This is known as biological esse ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 27 2022 - 12:52pm

Mutated Stem Cell Transplant Cured HIV

HIV normally uses the CCR5 co-receptor to help it infect immune cells, but the receptor’s Δ32 variant effectively blocks viral entry but a 14-month success story using cord blood containing an HIV-resistance gene variant called CCR5Δ32 means HIV has been c ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 21 2022 - 10:38am

Biologic From Reengineered Human Skin Cells As COVID-19 Therapy

Few treatments exist for COVID-19 and the ones that do primarily focus solely on preventing the virus from replicating. A new potential treatment inhibits replication but also protects or repairs tissue, which is important because COVID-19 can cause sympto ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 9 2022 - 12:22pm

Cellular Respiration: An Alternate Version Of The Famous Krebs Cycle?

The Krebs cycle is named after Hans Krebs, who discovered it in 1937, part of the race to discover the central hub of cellular metabolism. In a cell’s mitochondria, it is a core part of the process by which cells “burn” sugars to make adenosine triphosphat ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2022 - 12:57pm

Pests And Disease Ruin 20% Of The Global Wheat Harvest Each Year- These Scientists Think They Can Fix It

With war in Ukraine, Europeans are worried a key source of their food, Russia and Ukraine, is at risk. They are right to be concerned. Food is a strategic resource but European countries chose to embrace higher cost lower yield alternatives to modern agric ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2022 - 6:23am

Food Is Essential And Fertilizer Is Expensive; A New RNA Sequencing Study May Improve Both

When a giant chunk of the work force is told to stay home, and even paid to do it, the results can be felt for years. The US is facing supply chain issues due to conflicting stances like politicians demanding prices be kept low while workers must be paid m ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 22 2022 - 10:25am