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Blocking STAT5 To Fight Leukemia

Blocking STAT5 To Fight Leukemia

Blocking STAT5 in conjunction with standard tyrosine kinase inhibitor drugs could be a powerful one-two punch that kills leukemic cells.

Unlocking Eucalyptus’ Potential For Oil And Paper

Unlocking Eucalyptus’ Potential For Oil And Paper

Understanding the Eucalyptus genome could improve the oil producing characteristics and pest resistance of the world’s most widely planted hardwood.

Scientists Invent Self-Healing Supercapacitors

Scientists Invent Self-Healing Supercapacitors

Wearable electronics of the future could be powered by self-healing capacitors developed at NTU, which retain up to 85 percent of their electrical performance even after being cut five times.

Protecting Flowers From The Cold

Protecting Flowers From The Cold

The over-expression of the gene ACBP6 helped Arabidopsis flowers to better survive sub-zero temperatures, a method that could be extended to protect other flowering plants.

Spoilt Scaffolds Underlie Some Brain Defects

Spoilt Scaffolds Underlie Some Brain Defects

Scientists have identified the gene TUBB5 that regulates the microtubule scaffold in neurons, thereby playing an important role in healthy brain development.

The Geometry Of Genetic Coding

The Geometry Of Genetic Coding

The specificity of the tRNA synthetase enzyme, and consequently protein translation, is due to geometric features determined by a single base pair known as the wobble base pair.

Japanese Catfish Use pH To Locate Prey

Japanese Catfish Use pH To Locate Prey

By detecting the changes in pH as underground sea worms breathe, Japanese catfish are able to find their prey even in murky water.

All Roads Lead To The Vacuole

All Roads Lead To The Vacuole

Understanding the intracellular transport pathways to the vacuole could lead to the development of better nutrient storage in plants.

Bees Use Hidden Patterns In Flowers

Bees Use Hidden Patterns In Flowers

Scientists have shown that bees can use polarisation patterns to identify flowers and improve foraging efficiency, but only if the flowers face downwards.

Smelly Egg Gas Regulates Embryo Transport

Smelly Egg Gas Regulates Embryo Transport

Disruption of hydrogen sulphide signalling in pregnant mice leads to poor embryo transport to the uterus and may be the cause of ectopic pregnancies in humans.