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.
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.
Researchers from the EMBL and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) demonstrated a new technique to create metabolic profiles of individual cells.
Cells include machinery that replicates DNA into a new set, and this, in turn, develops into a newly formed cell.
Scientists from the Universities of York and Leeds, in association with Hilvert Laboratory at the ETH Zurich, have investigated the evolution, structure, and assembly of virus-like particles. According to the researchers, this breakthrough discovery will impact the way viruses are treated in the future.
According to a new study, a mechanism through which an RNA, called NORAD, drives the Pumilio protein to create liquid droplets in cells—similar to oil in water—appears to closely control the activity of this protein.
COVID-19 continues to claim lives across the world and is infecting millions more. Although several vaccines have recently become available, making significant strides towards preventing COVID-19, what about the treatment of those who already have the infection?
The mechanical properties of the cellular microenvironment in the body are sensed and responded to by cells.
A new study shows that the Bubonic Plague has had a long-term impact on immune gene expression.
Following the p53 tumor suppressor gene, the genes encoding two proteins of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex are the most often identified mutated.