Characterizing tardigrades" disordered protein to understand their resilience

A team of researchers from the University of Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, CEA Institut de Biologie Structurale and one with the National (Taiwan) University has learned more about the unique protein made by tardigrades that allows them to survive in extreme.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 1st, 2021

What Are the Best Programming Languages for Linux Devs?

If you are on the path to becoming a Linux developer, surely you will understand that computer science and programming are a core part of this journey. Even though Linux holds a small market share... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi.....»»

Category: topSource:  unixmenRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2022

Scientists Are Racing to Understand the Fury of Tonga’s Volcano

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption and tsunami that have devastated Tonga are unlike anything volcanologists have seen before......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Want a great PC mouse? Understand these terms

9 phrases to know when buying a high-end PC mouse. Enlarge (credit: Scharon Harding) You may think of the mouse as one of the most basic PC peripherals. And some mice may be. Point, click, and you're done. But modern mice, es.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

"Lab on a chip" can measure protein-DNA interactions

New nanophotonic tweezers developed by Cornell researchers can fit on a chip less than one-inch square, making it easier and more efficient to manipulate single molecules using light in order to investigate biological systems......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

The role of ribosomes in age-related diseases

Aging leads to a decline in cellular fitness and loss of optimal protein function. Many age-related ailments, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, are caused by protein aggregation, a result of errors in protein folding. Yet, the mechanism.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Radian announces plans to build one of the holy grails of spaceflight

"We all understand how difficult this is." Enlarge / A rendering of the single-stage-to-orbit Radian One vehicle. (credit: Radian Aerospace) A Washington-state based aerospace company has exited stealth mode by announcing plan.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Respiratory viruses that hijack immune mechanisms may have Achilles" heel

One viral protein could provide information to deter pneumonia causing the body's exaggerated inflammatory response to respiratory viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Enhanced statistical models will aid conservation of killer whales and other species

Ecologists need to understand wild animal behaviors in order to conserve species, but following animals around can be expensive, dangerous, or sometimes impossible in the case of animals that move underwater or into areas we can't reach easily......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Six questions to understand the sixth warmest year on record

2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest year on a record that extends back to 1880, according to NASA's annual analysis of global average temperatures. The year contributed to an unprecedented, but well-understood trend in which the last eight years.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Milk without the cow: Cellular agriculture could be the future of farming, but dairy farmers need help

A new wave of cow-less dairy is hitting the market. In the United States, Perfect Day is using genetically modified fungi to produce milk protein for ice cream at a commercial scale. And pre-commercial companies, like TurtleTree and Better Milk, are.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Newly discovered type of "strange metal" could lead to deep insights

Scientists understand quite well how temperature affects electrical conductance in most everyday metals like copper or silver. But in recent years, researchers have turned their attention to a class of materials that do not seem to follow the traditi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

From dust to planet: How gas giants form

Gas giants are made of a massive solid core surrounded by an even larger mass of helium and hydrogen. But even though these planets are quite common in the Universe, scientists still don't fully understand how they form. Now, astrophysicists Hiroshi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Researchers determine nutritional properties of protein in cricket, locust and silkworm pupae insect powders

As the human population grows to a predicted 10 billion by 2050 and overall land mass remains constant, traditional animal farming may become a less viable method for food production......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Understanding how autoactivation triggers cell death

Apoptosis is a process that causes cell death. It can go awry in cancer cells, sustaining the disease. Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have captured the structure of BAK, a protein that triggers apoptosis. They have shown how BAK.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Catching the COVID wiggle: Researchers develop new way to visualize how the spike protein shows off its moves

Coronaviruses are slippery, and that makes it hard to create effective vaccines that provide long-term protection. Now, University of Connectiut (UConn) researchers have developed a new way to model the spike protein of the virus and test its binding.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Unprecedented multiscale model of protein behavior linked to cancer-causing mutations

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers and a multi-institutional team of scientists have developed a highly detailed, machine learning-backed multiscale model revealing the importance of lipids to the signaling dynamics of RAS, a f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Protein From Gorse Bushes Could Feed Millions of People, Says Expert

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The gorse bushes that have invaded many Scottish landscapes could produce enough protein to feed millions of people, according to the leader of a Scottish government research program. The surpris.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Cystic fibrosis drugs can be "life-changing" for patients: New images reveal how the molecules work

A mutated protein causes the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. Now, researchers have solved the structure of the protein and how certain drugs bind to it, unveiling their mode of action......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022

Biotechnology could provide an environmentally more sustainable alternative to egg white protein production

Egg white is one of the most important protein ingredients for the food industry. The first assessment of the environmental impact of egg white protein—ovalbumin—production by fungus Trichoderma reesei shows that the ovalbumin produced by precisi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022

Research Explores Why Popular Baby Names Come and Go

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University developed a mathematical model to understand why popular baby names keep on changing, and it "points to a tug-of-war between the need to stand out in the crowd and the need to fit in with the pack," reports P.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022