Tag: biology

When temperatures get cold, newly-discovered process helps fruit flies cope

When temperatures get cold, newly-discovered process helps fruit flies cope

July 21, 2014

Michael Welte and his team made their discovery while studying the internal mechanisms of the egg cell of the fruit fly, known as Drosophila. When temperatures drop, the rate at which certain proteins are built within egg cells slows down significantly more than the rate at which the raw materials are delivered. What keeps the assembly line functioning—based on the new research—is a protein called Klar.

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Protein anchors help keep embryonic development “just right”

Protein anchors help keep embryonic development “just right”

June 12, 2014

Findings on the cellular-level regulation of proteins called histones by lipid droplets, or “fat depots,” shines light on chromosome production – and possible manipulation of that process.

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Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot

February 28, 2013

Researchers have identified a weakness in at least one antibiotic-resistant superbug that scientists may be able to medically exploit.

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