The Midichlora mitochondrii bacterium whose name was inspired by the Star Wars films has provided new clues into the evolution of our cells and how they came to possess energy-producing mitochondria.
Researchers at CUHK are slowly creating a blueprint to understand how the H. pylori pathogen stays alive and well in the acidic guts of half the world’s population.
Researchers at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute have developed a vaccine that slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in mice.
Korean scientists have discovered that an antigen common to most influenza viruses, called the matrix protein 2, could protect mice against various flu viruses when administered under the tongue.
Researchers have discovered that the cell surface compounds on embryonic stem cells, called glycosphingolipids, change upon differentiation into precursors of specialized cells such as neurons and pancreatic cells.
NASA researchers have discovered that the March 2011 tsunami in Japan was a “merging tsunami” that doubled in intensity over rugged ocean ridges, amplifying its destructive power.
Researchers in Japan have made a transparent crab shell and used this knowledge to create a transparent nanocomposite sheet.
Bamboo, a plant often associated with China and pandas, may be the key to combating soil degradation and massive deforestation in Africa as an alternative source of energy.
Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels plunged by 40 percent before and during the formation of the Antarctic ice sheet 34 million years ago, according to a new study.
University of Oregon researchers have dated the domestication of the soybean to 5,500 years ago, around the time villages were established in northern China.