Ever evolving, getting more and more minute, the imaging of cells and tissues has been a cornerstone of biology ever since cells were discovered under the light microscope centuries ago. … Continue Reading Imaging gets reinvented with new DNA microscopy technique.
The ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori can directly interact with stomach stem cells, causing the cells to divide more rapidly, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University. … Continue Reading Researchers find missing link between H. pylori bacteria and gastric cancer risk.
In 1953 Watson and Crick first published the discovery of the double helix structure of the DNA. They were able to visualize the DNA structure by means of X-Ray diffraction. … Continue Reading Researchers image and count nucleosomes in the human genome for the first time ever.
Researchers at Columbia University have made a significant step toward visualizing complex protein metabolism in living systems with high resolution and minimum disturbance, a longstanding goal in the scientific community. … Continue Reading New neuroimaging technique maps protein synthesis in living tissues, animals.
Defective cilia can lead to a host of diseases and conditions in the human body, from rare, inherited bone malformations to blindness, male infertility, kidney disease and obesity. It is … Continue Reading Researchers video and measure tubulin transport in cilia for the first time.
Open any introductory biology textbook and one of the first things learnt is that DNA spells out the instructions for making proteins, tiny machines that do much of the work … Continue Reading Scientists identify protein with the same power as messenger RNA.
Neurons, the cells of the nervous system, communicate by transmitting chemical signals to each other through junctions called synapses. This synaptic transmission is critical for the brain and the spinal … Continue Reading Optogenetics used to capture neuronal transmission in the live mammalian brain.
Cells have finger-like projections that they use to feel their surroundings. They can detect the chemical environment and they can ‘feel’ their physical surroundings using ultrasensitive sensors. New research from … Continue Reading New mechanism of cell movement identified and imaged for the first time.
Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now … Continue Reading Nanotechnology used to protect against in situ Malaria parasites.