Microbiologists discover key protein for controlling cell shape in magnetic bacteria
Research team develops software that cuts time, cost from gene sequencing
The living cells of all organisms contain a cytoskeleton that stabilizes their internal structure and external shape. This also applies to magnetotactic bacteria. They produce magnetic nanoparticles which are concatenated into intracellular chains and enable them to orient themselves to the Earth's magnetic field. Microbiologists at the University of Bayreuth have now discovered a protein in the...
Californians flee as strong winds push fire through canyons
A team of Johns Hopkins University researchers has developed a new software that could revolutionize how DNA is sequenced, making it far faster and less expensive to map anything from yeast genomes to cancer genes.
Daytime fireball, boom thrill gazers from Ontario to Virginia
Powerful winds pushed flames through Southern California canyons early Thursday as an out-of-control wildfire burned near homes and forced residents to flee.
A noon-time boom that was heard and felt from southern Ontario to Virginia on Wednesday was likely caused by a disintegrating meteor, according to an organization in western New York that keeps track of such...