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A Synthetic Ion Channel Makes Plants Grow Faster

Arabidopsis with guard cells modified by a light-activated potassium ion channel can open and close stomata more quickly, conserving water.

Sat 31 Aug 19 from The Scientist

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Tiny thermometer measures how mitochondria heat up the cell by unleashing proton energy

Armed with a tiny new thermometer probe that can quickly measure temperature inside of a cell, University of Illinois researchers have illuminated a mysterious aspect of metabolism: heat generation.

Fri 30 Aug 19 from

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Nanoparticles 'click' immune cells to make a deeper penetration into tumors

IBS scientists have reported a novel targeting strategy that allows deep tumor penetration of drug-loaded nanoparticles. They induced the linking of immune cell-targeting antibodies to drug-loaded ...

Thu 29 Aug 19 from

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Moving faster in a crowd

Cell particles move more quickly through a crowded cellular environment when the crowding molecules are non-uniformly distributed. New research also shows that particle transport in crowded ...

Fri 30 Aug 19 from

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Getting to the root of how plants tolerate too much iron

Iron is essential for plant growth, but with heavy rainfall and poor aeration, many acidic soils become toxic with excess iron. In countries with dramatic flood seasons, such as in West Africa ...

Thu 29 Aug 19 from

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Closing the gap: A two-tier mechanism for epithelial barrier

Scientists from Japan's National Institute for Physiological Sciences and their collaborators report in a new study published in the Journal of Cell Biology that the epithelial barrier is composed ...

Thu 29 Aug 19 from

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Structure and mechanism of mitochondrial proton-translocating transhydrogenase

Nature, Published online: 28 August 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1519-2The structure of a mammalian proton-translocating transhydrogenase in various conformations is solved ...

Wed 28 Aug 19 from Nature News

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A smartphone app can detect tiny amounts of norovirus in water

A device consisting of a smartphone and an attachable microscope can detect minuscule amounts of norovirus, which may help identify its spread earlier

Tue 27 Aug 19 from Newscientist

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High-tech gel aids delivery of drugs

Drugs that help prevent the formation of unwanted or harmful proteins are currently being developed to treat a number of diseases, including cancer. The drugs are based on small interfering ...

Wed 28 Aug 19 from

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Elroy Airs massive cargo drone completes its first test flight

On August 14th, a drone weighing 1,215 pounds took off from the tarmac at an air base in Camp Roberts, California. It reached a height of 10 feet, hovered for 64 seconds, and then ...

Wed 28 Aug 19 from The Verge

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