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Simultaneous live imaging of a specific gene’s transcription and dynamics

Simultaneous live imaging of a specific gene’s transcription and dynamics

  The nuclear position of endogenous genes can be determined by observations of green fluorescent spots. Transcription of a specific gene can be assessed by the presence of magenta fluorescent spots. Credit: Hiroshi Ochiai, Takeshi Sugawara, and Takashi Yamamoto, Hiroshima University A Japanese research group has developed a live-imaging method for simultaneous measurements of the […]

Un nou risc de contaminare radioactiva de la Cernobil

Un nou risc de contaminare radioactiva de la Cernobil

La 29 de ani de la explozia centralei nucleare de la Cernobil, Ucraina, efectele devastatoare ale poluarii se resimt inca, din cauza incendiilor de padure de langa centrala atomica. Aceste incendii duc la ridicarea din sol a cesiului radioactiv din apropierea centralei, care ajunge sub forma de fum in atmosfera si astfel se va intinde […]

Germany turns military bases into rare-bird nature reserves

Germany turns military bases into rare-bird nature reserves

Germany wants to turn more than 60 former military bases into nature preserves, with the aim of creating vast new green oases and sanctuaries for rare species of birds Germany agreed Thursday to turn more than 60 former military bases into nature preserves, with the aim of creating vast new green oases and sanctuaries for […]

На западе Мексики началась эвакуация людей из-за извержения вулкана Колима

На западе Мексики началась эвакуация людей из-за извержения вулкана Колима

Облака пепла и золы на днях заполонили небо в последствии очередного крупного извержения вулкана Колима, еще известного как вулкан Огня, находящегося поблизости от города Комала, Мексика. Это катастрофическое природное явление, вынудило мексиканские власти отдать распоряжение о закрытии аэропорта недалеко от столицы штата Колима, а еще об эвакуации полдесятка небольших поселков, расположенных у подножия вулкана по […]

Circus bears offered sanctuary from trauma in Romania

Circus bears offered sanctuary from trauma in Romania

All of the bears in the «Libearty» brown bear sanctuary have a «sad but educational» story Circus bear Mura wound up in the world’s biggest brown bear sanctuary in the heart of Romania’s Carpathian mountains after refusing to perform any longer, following five years of unbearable abuse. Caged, beaten and starved by their owners, 80 […]

Reducing the Japanese beetle population

Reducing the Japanese beetle population

  Associate extension professor Ana Legrand points out Tiphia on peonies to participants during a workshop in May. Credit: Kevin Noonan/UConn Photo On an overcast morning in May, 15 people sit on bales of hay in a semi-circle while listening to Ana Legrand, an assistant extension professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape […]

DNA tests, technology and justice: A brave and uncertain new world

DNA tests, technology and justice: A brave and uncertain new world

The power of DNA evidence to put someone behind bars or keep an individual free is a staple of television shows like «Law & Order» and «CSI.» But not all DNA evidence is so straightforward. As justice races to keep pace with technology, new questions about how evidence is obtained are coming into play. Trace […]

China avertizeaza ca dictatorul Kim Jong Un accelereaza programul nuclear al Coreii de Nord

China avertizeaza ca dictatorul Kim Jong Un accelereaza programul nuclear al Coreii de Nord

Specialistii chinezi in domeniul nuclear estimeaza ca este posibil ca Phenianul sa se afle deja in posesia a 20 de focoase nucleare si ca are capacitati de imbogatire a uraniului suficiente pentru a dubla aceasta cifra pana in 2016, informeaza joi Wall Street Journal. Aceste estimari au fost aduse la cunostinta specialistilor americane cu prilejul […]

Pheromones produced by gut bacteria found to kill resistant variants of its own kind

Pheromones produced by gut bacteria found to kill resistant variants of its own kind

  This photomicrograph reveals cocci-shaped Enterococcus sp. bacteria taken from a pneumonia patient. Enterococcus sp. is a common, gram-positive bacterium that can normally be found in the bowel and female genital tract. These bacteria can be spread by fecal-oral transmission, contact with infected body fluids or contact with contaminated surfaces. Credit: CDC/public domain (Phys.org)—A team […]

Exploring evolution via electric fish hybrid zone

Exploring evolution via electric fish hybrid zone

  Jason Gallant, MSU integrative biologist, shows that a single evolutionary road may lead to Rome. Credit: G.L. Kohuth Michigan State University is using a $700,000 National Science Foundation grant to study how electric fish signals evolve, research that could offer insights into the evolution of new species. Mormyrids are African freshwater fish that can […]

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