The bacteria scrub out nitrogen, potentially defending against certain nutrient overloads.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~7 min
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Research suggests the products of transcription — RNA molecules — regulate their own production through a feedback loop.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~8 min
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Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~11 min
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The protein, which acts as an ion channel, could be a target for new drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~5 min
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Inspired by camel fur, a new two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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By developing novel electrochemical reactions, he hopes to find new ways to generate energy and reduce greenhouse gases.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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Boosting the efficiency of single-cell RNA-sequencing helps reveal subtle differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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With computer models and lab experiments, researchers are working on a strategy for vaccines that could protect against any influenza virus.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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MIT researchers find blocking the expressions of the genes XPA and MK2 enhances the tumor-shrinking effects of platinum-based chemotherapies in p53-mutated cancers.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~7 min
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Shortening carbohydrates in the bacterial cell wall makes them more vulnerable to certain drugs.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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