Mate choice in plants

Flowering plant pollination systems are clever devices for attracting pollinators like birds, ants, and insects, but there are also mechanisms for keeping out unwanted pollen.

Making stem cells feel at home

Researchers have manipulated mouse brain stem cells programmed to join the neuronal network into becoming support cells instead.

Cellular cannibalism

Scientists have found that autophagy can have a down side, destroying the pancreas by prematurely activating a digestive enzyme.

Personalised HIV therapy

Researchers are using minute, naturally occurring proteins called zinc fingers to engineer T cells to one day treat AIDS in humans.

Crawling the Web: Alzheimer's and p53

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. Today we look at Alzheimer's disease and the human p53 regulator.

Crawling the Web: HIV and West Nile

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. This installment features HIV and West Nile Virus findings.

New potential gene therapy

A new University of Georgia study helps bring scientists closer to a safe and efficient gene delivery method that doesn't involve viruses.

How to build a plant

With data emerging from many genome sequencing projects, scientists have begun to unravel the details of plant architecture at the molecular level.

ReaXTM MDx enhanced PCR beads

ReaX MDx beads provide a complete assay in an extremely easy-to-use format with a much simplified workflow compared to some currently available molecular diagnostics.

Crawling the Web

Everyday, Scientist Live turns its eyes to the Web around it and highlights news and research across the Internet. Today's news: neuroprotective Wallerian Degeneration Slow mutations.

Scientist Spotlight: Seth Grant

Even today, the brain remains a mystery. Dr. Seth Grant, a researcher at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, has been studying the links...

Proof selfish gene exists

A new discovery by a scientist from The University of Western Ontario provides conclusive evidence supporting decades-old evolutionary doctrines.

Unlocking dog diversity

Dogs vary in size, shape, colour, coat length and behaviour more than any other animal and until now, this variance has largely been unexplained.

New heart stem cell source

Researchers have pinpointed a new, previously unrecognised group of stem cells that give rise to cardiomyocytes, or heart muscle cells.

Cell-specific gene delivery

Researchers from Northwestern University and Texas A & M University have discovered a new way to limit gene transfer and expression to specific tissues in animals.

Gene-expression profiling

Gene-expression data from liver tissue or whole blood can be used to classify histopathologic differences in the effects of hepatotoxins.

Amphibian immunity findings

Researchers characterised genetic variation and detected more than one MHC class II locus in a tailed amphibian.

Same drug, different results

Medicine has moved a little bit closer to the era of tailor-made treatments, based on the unique genetic profiles of individual patients, according to recent research.

Surviving food shortages

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi is unique because it captures most of its carbon dioxide at night when the air is cooler and more humid.

Clues in the primate brain

Researchers have determined that there are hundreds of biological differences between the sexes when it comes to gene expression in the cerebral cortex of humans and other primates.




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