Updated : Feb 15, 2020 in Research Articles

What Induces Sleep? For Fruit Flies It’s Stress at the Cellular Level

SAN DIEGO, CA – Sleep-deprived fruit flies helped reveal what induces sleep. University of Oxford researchers Anissa Kempf, Gero Miesenböck, and colleagues reveal that fruit…

Updated : Feb 15, 2020 in Research Articles

New High-Throughput Method to Study Gene Splicing at an Unprecedented Scale Reveals New Details About the Process

SAN DIEGO, CA – Genes are like instructions, but with options for building more than one thing. Daniel Larson, senior investigator at the National Cancer…

Updated : Feb 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Scientists Develop Molecular “Fishing” to Find Individual Molecules in Blood

SAN DIEGO, CA – Like finding a needle in a haystack, Liviu Movileanu can find a single molecule in blood. Movileanu, professor at Syracuse University,…

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Cancer Immunotherapy Target Helps Fight Solid Tumors

SAN DIEGO, CA – Yvonne Chen engineers immune cells to target their most evasive enemy: cancer. New cancer immunotherapies generate immune cells that are effective…

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Technique Can Label Many Specific DNAs, RNAs, or Proteins in a Single Tissue Sample

SAN DIEGO, CA – A new technique can label diverse molecules and amplify the signal to help researchers spot those that are especially rare. Called…

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Researchers Show How Ebola Virus Hijacks Host Lipids

SAN DIEGO, CA – Robert Stahelin studies some of the world’s deadliest viruses. Filoviruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus, cause viral hemorrhagic fever with…

Updated : Feb 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Insects’ Ability to Smell is Phenomenally Diverse, a New Protein Structure Hints at How

SAN DIEGO, CA – Even though they don’t have conventional noses, insects have adapted to smell odors in nearly every imaginable niche. Mosquitoes find us…

Updated : Feb 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Parkinson’s Disease Protein Structure Solved Inside Cells Using Novel Technique

SAN DIEGO, CA – The top contributor to familial Parkinson’s disease is mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2), whose large and difficult structure has…