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Sep 24, 2015

The Biochemistry of Fall Foliage

Bernhard Kräutler, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, explains the biochemical processes that help trees create their autumnal color displays. Don’t miss this colorful lecture. 

Sep 16, 2015

Researchers Isolate Possible Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers; Find Biomarker Loads Can Vary With Disease Stage

Researchers from North Carolina State University utilized a highly sensitive mass spectrometry analysis to identify and measure difficult-to-detect N-glycan biomarkers associated with ovarian cancers in stages I – IV. In a surprising finding, the researchers […] 

Sep 9, 2015

Spheroid Stem Cell Production Sows Hope for IPF Treatment

Researchers have found a rapid, simple way to harvest and grow a patient's own lung stem cells, for possible use in disease treatment. 

Sep 2, 2015

Saving Tinkerbell

Saving Tinkerbell - How a surgery commonly used on racehorses saved a mini foal's life. 

Aug 31, 2015

Tail As Old As Time: How Ankylosaur Tail Evolved

How did the ankylosaur get its tail club? Researchers traced the evolution of the ankylosaur’s distinctive tail, finding that the handle arrived first on the scene, and the knot at the end of the tail followed. 

Aug 21, 2015

How DNA ‘Proofreader’ Proteins Pick and Edit Their Reading Material

Researchers have discovered how two important proofreader proteins know where to look for errors during DNA replication and how they work together to signal the body’s repair mechanism.  

Aug 13, 2015

When Fruit Flies Get Sick, Their Offspring Become More Diverse

When fruit flies are attacked by parasites or bacteria they respond by producing offspring with greater genetic variability, evening the next generation's odds of survival. 

Jul 10, 2015

Early Lead Exposure Affects Gene Expression Throughout Life

NC State researchers links between lead exposure in children and alterations in regulatory regions of genes critical in growth regulation and brain development.  

Jun 25, 2015

MARCKS Protein May Help Protect Brain Cells From Age Damage

The MARCKS protein may play an important role in protecting barrier cells in the brain from damage due to aging. 

Jun 10, 2015

Moa Proteins, Moa Information

Extinct flightless bird helps molecular paleontologists learn more about protein preservation in fossils.