molecular biology

Viruses Supercharge Superbug Evolution

Viruses can transfer large chunks of bacterial genomes—including antibiotic resistance genes—among bacteria species.

Singapore Scientist Receives CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholarship

As a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, Dr. Wan Yue will receive ~US$77,000 in research funding and have access to specialized leadership and communication training.

Reprogramming Stem Cells Without Genetic Modifications

Scientists in Singapore have converted fibroblasts into pluripotent stem cells without introducing external factors for genetic reprogramming.

Zooming In On Glucose Transport

Using super-resolution imaging, scientists in China have obtained the structure of the GLUT1 protein at nanometer resolution.

Getting To The Heart Of Congenital Heart Disease

The acetylation of metabolic enzymes plays a key role in regulating heart muscle development in newborns, study says.

Screening The Genome For Riboswitches

A genome-wide method has identified RNA aptamers that can bind to key metabolites, including vitamin B2.

Existing Anti-Hypertension Drug Could Help Fight Flu

Anti-hypertensive drugs called calcium channel blockers can suppress influenza virus replication by blocking a key viral receptor.

Gene Editing Blocks HIV Transmission In Cells

Researchers have used gene editing to block the replication of HIV in human cells.

Neutralizing Antibody Shields Mice From Zika Virus

A single injection of a human neutralizing antibody is enough to protect developing mouse embryos against Zika virus infection and microcephaly, researchers say.