September 19, 2014

For legume plants, a new route from shoot to root

Scientists have shown that legume plants send signaling molecules called cytokins from their shoot to their roots to regulate their symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

September 9, 2014

Broken signals lead to neurodegeneration

A cell receptor involved in calcium signaling can be locked into a closed state, and this may play a role in the reduction of neuron signaling seen in neurodegenerative diseases.

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October 1, 2014

Predicting mental illness with hair follicles

Researchers have found that hair follicles could act as surrogate sources of biomarkers to monitor the risk of developing psychiatric illnesses.

October 1, 2014

RIKEN selects contractor for basic design of post-K supercomputer

RIKEN has selected Fujitsu to be its partner in developing the basic design for Japan’s next-generation supercomputer, slated to go into operation in 2020.

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Hunting GNOM

Honing in on the localization of an elusive membrane trafficking regulator called GNOM suggests a new cellular model for protein recycling in plants

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