September 1, 2015

Epigenomic changes are key to innate immunological memory


Scientists have discovered that a key transcription factor, ATF7, mediates epigenomic changes that underlie the mechanism of innate immunological memory.

September 1, 2015

How neurons get their branching shapes

Researchers have discovered that the protein centrosomin prevents dendrites from branching out by controlling the organization of emerging microtubules.

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August 17, 2015

New ACE-inhibiting molecule found in the asparagus


Using targeted metabolomics, scientists have identified a new compound in the asparagus, opening the way to better understanding which plant compounds have a positive effect on human health.

August 14, 2015

Symposium to explore role of supercomputers in life sciences

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On October 20, an international workshop in Tokyo will feature presentations on the current state of the use of supercomputers in the area of life science.

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Symbiotic bacterium in termite gut pinned down

Researchers identify the bacterium that generates nutrients and energy for wood-feeding termites

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