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 »

 

Nanosensor for diabetes management

Diabetes is a major health concern for millions around the world. In addition to the analysis of free glucose level in blood, glucose bound to haemoglobin (HbA1c) is considered to be a very useful diagnostic marker for

Is schizophrenia disappearing?

Psychosis is a mental state with grossly impaired reality testing, manifesting as different mixtures of delusions, hallucinations, deviant thinking and abnormal motor behaviour – so-called positive symptoms. Negative symptoms – reduced emotions, interests, will and social participation

Marine metagenomic large insert libraries as rich source for biofilm inhibiting molecules

Marine microbial consortia are highly diverse and have evolved during extended evolutionary processes of physiological adaptations affected by a variety of ecological conditions and selection pressures. They harbor an enormous diversity of metabolically complex microbes with still

Blood vessels regulate fetal brain growth

Millions of neurons are generated during fetal development from progenitor cells that reside inside the embryonic brain. These neural progenitor cell (NPC)s divide many times to generate new neurons in a process termed ‘neurogenesis’. At each cell

How birds breathe: Did evolution finally get it right?

Flight and the efficiency of the respiratory system Powered (active) flight is a defining lifestyle trait of birds. Showing the exacting evolutionary requirements for flight, powered flight has only ever developed in insects, the extinct pterodactyls, birds

Tissue Science and Regenerative Medicine. Las Vegas, USA. April 23-24, 2018

Allied Academies Publication is an blend of several esteemed academic and scientific associations known for endorsing scientific temperament. The non-profit firm plans for organizing an average of 1000 international conferences in the upcoming years with its renowned journals and Editorial Board

Old drugs learn new tricks: drug repurposing saves the world!

New way of drug discovery, “drug repurposing” has come into the spotlight. Drug repurposing—also known as drug reprofiling or drug repositioning—is essentially using “old” drugs to treat “new” diseases. With increases in knowledge about the molecular mechanisms

Cells must communicate to maintain normal uterine and placental functions

Cell-cell communication through specialized channels known as gap junctions (Fig. 1) regulate cellular metabolism and coordinate cellular functions during growth and differentiation of organs and tissues. Gap junctions are composed of six proteins known as connexins (Cx)

Rain, rain go away, little amoebas want to race

Soil living amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum has been used as a leading model organism for studying eukaryotic cell differentiation and directional cell migration. These functions are interconnected: starved Dictyostelium cells form multicellular aggregates by directional cell migration, and

Altered expression of a protein in high vs. low spreading cancer cells

Breast cancer cells start off growing in the breast and end up spreading to the lung, liver, bones and brain. This spreading to another organ is called metastasis and is the major cause of patient death due

Calmodulin is necessary for vegetative growth, ultraviolet survival, and sexual development in the model filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa

Calcium (Ca2+) is an important player of intracellular signaling system in living organisms including fungi. In the model filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa, calmodulin (CaM) is a high affinity Ca2+-binding protein involved in the Ca2+ signaling process to

How to increase labor productivity of patients with AIDS in developing countries

Many patients with AIDS are receiving antiretroviral treatment via public programs especially in developing countries. Such programs are helpful for increasing the survival time of patients that in turn is beneficial for the well-being of their children.

Can a 6-monthly administered biologic prevent age-related blindness?

As increasing numbers of people survive in relatively good health to older ages, the importance of diseases impacting their quality of life rise in significance. One such disease is age-related macular degeneration, (AMD), which in the ‘wet

Chemokines, an answer to the gut inflammation?

Our gut is a complex organ which not only digests the food but also acts as an immune organ. The gut is lined by a single layer of specialized cells called as intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) which

FINDbase worldwide database for clinically relevant genomic variation allele frequencies

National and Ethnic Genomic Databases comprise a well-defined niche of genomic databases, aiming to record the prevalence of alleles, mainly pathogenic and of clinical relevance, but also benign, in different populations and ethnic groups worldwide in a

World congress on Human Placenta, Fetal Nutrition and Metabolism. Columbus, Ohio, USA. Oct 31- Nov 02, 2018

The initiative seeks to spur new innovation in Placental Research Greetings from Placenta 2018..!! On behalf of organizing committee, it’s a great pleasure and an honor inviting you for the “World congress on Human Placenta, Fetal Nutrition