Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. The field overlaps with other areas of biology and chemistry, particularly genetics and biochemistry. Molecular biology chiefly concerns itself with understanding the interactions between the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between DNA, RNA and protein biosynthesis as well as learning how these interactions are regulated.
The National Science Foundation has announced the award of $12.5 million to Arizona State University for the development of a new Biological Integration Institute.
A team led by MDC researcher Marina Chekulaeva has figured out why protein production slows down in the nerve cells of people suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. This discovery could lead to a new therapeutic approach, the scientists report in the journal "Nucleic Acids Research".
Studying the role genes play on basic biology and disease is now easier, faster and more efficient, say researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.
Scientists recently demonstrated a process by which specific cell types in human organs can be investigated with micrometer precision.
In a new study, researchers have identified a new pathway that cells use to eliminate cellular waste that otherwise would damage the cell’s genes.
Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have developed a method to engineer new functionalities into cells. The results were published today in the journal Cell in the article "Dual film-like organelles enable spatial separation of orthogonal eukaryotic translation".
Only 21 percent of patients with severe pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) have a documented bacterial superinfection at the time of intubation, resulting in potential overuse of antibiotics, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Scientists investigated a key element of the insect olfactory system to analyze how this insight might help humans.
A comparison of the genomes of strains of the cacao tree has offered insights into the role genomic structural variants play in the regulation of gene expression.
In order to feed a projected 9 billion people by 2050, farmers need to grow 50% more food on a limited amount of arable land. As a result, plant scientists are in a race against time to engineer crops with higher yields by improving photosynthesis.
Scientists, for the first time, developed a successful method for pinpointing proteins within different kinds of neurons in the brain of a living animal.
Scientists studying the biochemistry of plant cell walls have identified an enzyme that could turn woody poplar trees into a source for producing a major industrial chemical.
The cerebellum has been linked almost exclusively with motor control; however, research shows that it also contributes to numerous higher brain functions.
One major threat that the world faces and researchers are working to combat today is antibiotic resistance, and six CSRI students are doing their part in the fight.
Every innovative drug starts with the search for an active substance targeting key players in disease-related processes.
Safe and effective vaccines offer hope for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the possible emergence of vaccine-resistant SARS-CoV-2 variants, as well as novel coronaviruses, make finding treatments that work against all coronaviruses as important as ever.
Scientists from the University of Freiburg have identified a signaling protein that regulates the assembly of human cellular “power plants.”
A research team revealed that neurotransmitter release in the brain is impaired in patients with schizophrenia who possess a rare, single-gene mutation.
Faba beans are exceptional sources of food protein; however, around 4 % of the world’s population is affected by favism.
In our latest interview, AZoLifeSciences spoke to a team of researchers about their latest research which involved carrying out CRISPR/Cas9 in Space.