Faulty immune receptor could be reason why many face HIV complications
For HIV patients, treatments that control the infection have come a long way. But many still struggle with a host of other disease-related complications such as neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular issues, diabetes and chronic inflammation.
Why these complications occur isn't exactly kn ... more
Cellulosic biofuels can benefit the environment if managed correctly
Could cellulosic biofuels - or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood - become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy needs? In Science, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center say yes ... more
Bacterial organizational complexities revealed
For the first time, scientists have visualized the fine details of bacterial microcompartment shells - the organisms' submicroscopic nanoreactors, which are comprised completely of protein.
The results show how the architectural principles of bacterial microcompartments, or BMCs, apply to b ... more