July 24, 2015

The genetic roots of adolescent scoliosis

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences have discovered that the gene for the protein BNC2 is linked to susceptibility for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

July 22, 2015

A dictionary of the language of cells

Schematic of network

Researchers have published an overall map of how the cells in the human body communicate by systematically analyzing the relationship between ligands and receptors.

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July 15, 2015

K computer takes first place in Graph 500 supercomputer ranking

The K computer

Japan's K computer has again proved its mettle by taking first place in the Graph 500 supercomputing ranking, thanks to the work of an international collaboration.

July 14, 2015

Seeing chloroplasts in a new light

Projected electron density map of a chloroplast

Researchers have used the SACLA x-ray free electron laser facility to take snapshots of the internal structure of chloroplasts—the cell organelles that allow plants and algae to conduct photosynthesis.

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Imaging lipid rafts reveals some surprises

Raman microscopy of artificial monolayers suggests that lipids in cell membranes may have an unexpected distribution

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