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 CRISPR/Cas molecular scissors work like a fine surgical instrument and can be used to modify genetic information in plants.
At any given moment, a variety of dynamic processes occur inside a cell, with many developing over time. Because current research methods for gene profiling or protein analysis destroy the cell, study is confined to just that one moment in time, and researchers are unable to return to the cell to examine how things change beyond that snapshot.
According to a new study, one in three women in Europe has inherited the progesterone receptor from Neandertals.
Biologists have invented a new way of sequencing circular DNA. The tool will give other scientists rich, accurate data on circular DNA in any type of cell.
According to a new study, biologists from the University of Alberta have developed a unique method for sequencing circular DNA.
Scientists from the University of Copenhagen have identified two major functions of the protein known as RTEL1 during cell division, in a recently performed study.
In the recent past, researchers have uncovered giant viruses in some of the most enigmatic locations in the world, from Siberia’s thawing permafrost to locations unknown under the Antarctic ice.
A research team has examined more than 2700 genomes from C. elegans worms to gain a better understanding on the causes responsible for mutations.
Scientists have identified a key process in the way bacteria protect themselves from attack, and it heralds a new strategy in the hunt for antibiotics.
The surge in CBD popularity means more farmers are growing non-intoxicating strains of cannabis, or hemp, for CBD production.
A research team from the Severinov Laboratory at Skoltech, together with their collaborators from Israel and Switzerland, has analyzed a bacterial BREX defense mechanism that was poorly studied to date.
A new study has shown that salt-tolerant bacteria can be used to enhance salt tolerance in various types of plants.
Biologists have long hoped to understand the nature of the earliest living organisms on Earth. If they could, they might then be able to say something about how, when, and where life arose on Earth, and perhaps by extension, whether life is common in the Universe.
Most often, cells are subjected to stressful conditions that can pose a serious threat to life, for example, toxins or high temperatures.
There has been very little knowledge of ways in which transposable elements play a role in gene regulation. Transposable elements are small DNA pieces with the ability to replicate and scatter themselves in the genome.
Scientists have developed a technique that could significantly reduce the time of discovering potential new antibody-based drugs to treat disease.
Five years ago, researchers from the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics led by the CSIC Research Professor Paloma Mas made the breakthrough discovery that the circadian clocks in the growing tip of the plant shoot function in a similar way to the clocks in the mammalian brain, which in both cases are able to synchronize the daily rhythms of the cells in distal organs.
NanoMosaic LLC intends to commercialize a high-throughput, high-sensitivity platform for analyte detection developed at Harvard University.
Created from 13,000 separate images taken by an electron microscope, it reveals in rich detail the structure of the virus.
Novel biomaterials could soon be created using magnetic bacteria.