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Synthetic biology: TUM researchers develop novel kind of fluorescent protein

— 9 Mar 2011 18:23 | Biology

Proteins are the most important functional biomolecules in nature with numerous applications in life science research, biotechnology and medicine. So how can they be modified in the…

Scientists find gene responsible for colour patterns in mice

— 26 Feb 2011 17:27 | Biology

Scientists at Harvard University are moving closer to answering some age-old questions…

X-rays show why van Gogh paintings lose their shine

— 15 Feb 2011 16:21 | Chemistry

Scientists have identified a complex chemical reaction responsible for the degradation of two paintings by Vincent van Gogh and other artists of the late 19th century. This discovery…

Wildflower colours tell butterflies how to do their jobs

— 9 Jan 2011 19:12 | Biology

The recipe for making one species into two requires time and some kind of separation, like being on different islands or something else that discourages gene flow between the two budding…

Newly discovered gene enables fish to 'disappear'

— 30 Oct 2010 16:50 | Biology

Researchers led by Vanderbilt's Roger Cone, Ph.D., have discovered a new member of a gene family that has powerful influences on pigmentation and the regulation of body weight…

Beauty from the bottom up

— 26 Oct 2010 13:26 | Biology

Flamingos apply natural make-up to their feathers to stand out and attract mates, according to a new study by Juan Amat, from the Estacion Biologica de Donana in Seville, Spain, and…

Sniffing out shoe bombs: A new and simple sensor for explosive chemicals

— 21 Oct 2010 20:09 | Technology

University of Illinois chemists have developed a simple sensor to detect an explosive used in shoe bombs. It could lead to inexpensive, easy-to-use devices for luggage and passenger…

First discovery of bilirubin in a flower announced

— 9 Sep 2010 10:21 | Biology

A research team led by Cary Pirone from the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University has identified bilirubin in the popular Bird of Paradise plant. The…

Listening to ancient colours

— 3 Sep 2010 12:13 | Technology

A team of McGill chemists have discovered that a technique known as photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy could be used to identify the composition of pigments used in art work that is…

'Co-conspirator' cells could hold key to melanoma prediction, prevention

— 31 Aug 2010 09:54 | Health

New research on how skin cancer begins has identified adjacent cancer cells that scientists are calling 'co-conspirators' in the genesis of melanoma, in findings that could someday…

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