Nitrogen limitation of CO2 fertilization: relief from fungal partners

New research shows that the stimulatory effect of atmospheric CO2 on plants depends on soil nitrogen and on the microbes that can help plants get it. More »

Using genome-scale models to predict biological capabilities

Rapid advances in DNA sequencing and synthesis technologies have revolutionized the study of life sciences. More »

Do plants have brains?

Many organisms have circadian clocks. These internal clocks play essential roles for predicting day-length or seasons, and they regulate behavior and hormonal secretion in animals More »

Zika virus infection during pregnancy and small heads: What is the connection and what can be seen by imaging

Within the last year, the outbreak of Zika virus infection in Brazil became a “public health emergency of international magnitude and concern”. More »

 

Do you get lost?

Many people get lost in unfamiliar surroundings, and many others have problems to find their car in large parking lots. However, certain individuals get lost in places that they are supposed to know intimately, such as their

Motor nerve terminals with fast downregulation of Syt1 are more vulnerable in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is the most frequent genetic cause of infant mortality. It is caused by mutations or loss of the SMN1 gene, which codifies for the Survival of Motor Neuron (SMN) protein. SMN has an

3rd International Conference on Enzymology and Molecular Biology. London, UK. March 05-06, 2018

Team Enzymology is delighted to invite all the participants across the globe to the prestigious event, 3rd International Conference on Enzymology & Molecular Biology which is going to be held during March 05-06, 2018 at London, UK.

Does thyroid hormone deficiency in fetal life have adverse effects on cardiovascular system during adulthood?

Proper development of fetus depends on its genetics as well as the hormonal, metabolic, and nutritional environment provided by the mother. Deficiency of thyroid hormones (THs) at birth is considered as congenital hypothyroidism and the prevalence of

2nd World Biotechnology Congress. Sao Paulo, Brazil. December 04-05, 2017

Conferenceseries welcomes you to attend the 2nd  World Biotechnology  Congress, during December 04 – 05, 2017 at Sao Paulo, Brazil. We cordially invite all the participants who are interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the arena

In the pursuit of personalized medicine; New technologies to study the gut microbiome

Humans have a symbiotic relationship with microbes that reside in and on our bodies.  The human digestive tract contains as many as 1014 of bacterial cells, making it one of the densest and most diverse microbial communities

Stanford scientists test links between extreme weather and climate change

A new four-step “framework” aims to test the contribution of climate change to record-setting extreme weather events. After an unusually intense heat wave, downpour or drought, Noah Diffenbaugh and his research group inevitably receive phone calls and

Donor in recipient – dangers in DNA profiling after allotransplantation

The incidence of cancers, which rank among some of the most common lifestyle diseases of the 21st century, is rising steadily year by year. The trend is attributable to the ageing of societies, increase in life expectancy

From waste dumping to clean energy: using our landfills for renewable energy

It is widely acknowledged that dumping our waste in landfills is extremely harmful to the environment. Landfills pollute our groundwater, our soils and release biogas (methane and carbon dioxide) into the atmosphere, which contributes greatly to global

Stopping light drinking may increase death risk among healthy adults

Former drinkers, that is those who have stopped alcohol use, have higher mortality than lifelong abstainers. Higher mortality may be due to some disease, alcoholism or ending beneficial moderate drinking, which has been found to decrease mortality.

I knew I loved you before I met you: Unlocking the potential of prenatal attachment

When do you think the bond between a mother and her child begins? As you ponder this question, you may be thinking it’s when a baby is first born, as a mother cradles her newborn in her

The protein “CHIP” unfurls anti-aging activity

Researchers at the universities of Cologne and Bonn uncover the link between protein aggregation and aging. Not only does our way of life determine how long we live but so too does our genetic material. Of particular

How fractalkine is regulated in human astrocytic brain cells

The brain is made up of four major types of brain cells. Neurons, oligodendrocytes, microglia and astrocytes. Neurons (nerve cells) are specialised cells that process and carry ‘messages’ through electrical signals. Oligodendrocytes are cells which are wrapped

What happens to corn tortillas when you add soybean?

Corn tortillas are traditional Mexican and Central American flatbreads made from cooking corn that has been treated with alkaline, in the form of limestone. While corn tortillas provide high levels of carbohydrates and calcium, they are low

Improving patient education materials in ophthalmology

Patient education materials are an important resource for patients to understand their disease and treatment plan. Unfortunately, these materials are often written at a reading level that is too difficult to understand for many patients. In our

Gold nanorods using less CTAB

Gold nanoparticles nowadays are one of the most interesting tool for biomedical and technological research as they are characterized by several appealing biological and optical properties. In particular, gold nanoparticles are characterized by an intense color given