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Scientists identify how plants sense temperature

Scientists identify how plants sense temperature

When it gets hot outside, humans and animals have the luxury of seeking shelter in the shade or cool, air-conditioned buildings. But plants are...

Ancient gene duplication gave grasses multiple ways to wait out winter

If you’ve ever grown carrots in your garden and puzzled over never once seeing them flower, don’t blame your lack of a green thumb. Carrots,...

A microfluidic technique quickly sorts electricity-producing bacteria

Microbes screened with a new microfluidic process might be used in power generation or environmental cleanup. Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species...

Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics

Scientists have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics. This provides clues on how to improve existing antibiotics...

Should researchers engineer a spicy tomato?

The chili pepper, from an evolutionary perspective, is the tomato's long-lost spitfire cousin. They split off from a common ancestor 19 million years ago but...

Scientists open up new world for biologics inside the cell

Yale researchers have discovered a way to get biologics drugs into the interior of a cell. The vast majority of top-selling drugs are biologics —...

Computer program can translate a free-form 2-D drawing into a DNA structure

Researchers have created a computer program that can translate drawings of arbitrary shapes into two-dimensional structures made of DNA. Researchers at MIT and Arizona State...

Researchers create an inhalable form of messenger RNA

Patients with lung disease could find relief by breathing in messenger RNA molecules. Messenger RNA, which can induce cells to produce therapeutic proteins, holds great...

Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth by 40 percent

Plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis; however, most crops on the planet are plagued by a photosynthetic glitch, and to deal with it,...

T cell photos make data encryption truly random

A new encryption method uses T cells to protect data from hackers and malware. The biological encryption key approach is unclonable and not reverse-engineerable, protecting...