- A New Understanding Of Cheese Cultures (And We Don't Mean France)
People have been making cheese for 8,000 years but it seems we still don't know all there is to know about the bacteria responsible for turning milk into cheese. An international research team has identified a new line of bacteria they believe adds ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 6 2009 - 1:50pm
- Mushrooms Could Bolster Your Immune System
New information has shed light upon those mushrooms in your dinner, proving that they may add more to your health than just nutrition. ...
Article - Erin Richards - Jan 17 2009 - 2:29am
- Disabling AdPLA Enzyme Lets You Eat Anything And Never Get Obese, If...
If you're a mouse and you like fatty foods, we have good news for you. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have identified a new enzyme that helps control the breakdown of fat and the mice that have had this enzyme disabled remaine ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 11 2009 - 2:04pm
- Nematodes And The Evolution Of Parasitism
Even 150 years after Charles Darwin’s epochal On the Origin of Species many questions about the molecular basis of evolution are still waiting for answers. How are signaling pathways changed by genes and by the environment enabling the development of new s ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 18 2009 - 1:40pm
- Microbiome Menagerie May Be A Key To Obesity
In terms of diversity and sheer numbers, the microbes occupying the human gut easily dwarf the billions of people inhabiting the Earth. Numbering in the tens of trillions and representing many thousands of distinct genetic families, this microbiome, as it& ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 20 2009 - 7:13pm
- Sequencing Bacteria Gives Us A Look At Genomic Erosion
Even though scientists have successfully sequenced the human genome, they still lack a clear picture of exactly how coding and non-coding DNA sequences function together, or how genomes evolve over time. This has been particularly problematic for scientist ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2009 - 9:05pm
- Science meets art
This is so cool (and the original source is here, but you have to scroll down a while to get to it). Just don't let it get out to those crazy people who think that scientists don't do anything worthwhile. ...
Blog Post - Mrs. H. - Jan 27 2009 - 5:41pm
- Stem Cell Transplant 'Resets' Immune System And Reverses Early Stage Multiple Sclerosis
Researchers from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine appear to have reversed the neurological dysfunction of early-stage multiple sclerosis patients by transplanting their own immune stem cells into their bodies and thereby "res ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 29 2009 - 9:05pm
- Using Nanowires To Grow Bone-Building Cells
Nanotubes are often regarded as a precursor to nanocircuitry. A group at UC San Diego has found that they work pretty well for transferring biological information, too. Oh, et al. showed that selective differentiation of stem cells into bone cells could ...
Article - Stephanie Pulford - Jan 30 2009 - 10:06pm
- Monash Scientists Create Australia's First Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines
Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR) scientists have created Australia's first induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines. They have derived the cells from skin cells, and reprogrammed them to behave as embryonic stem cells; a breakthrough tha ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 2 2009 - 10:34am