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Designing RNA

Learn about RNA folding mechanics by solving puzzles in this online game.


To access other RNA puzzles and resources, please visit the EteRNA website: 43 more words

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The Lid's Off the Box Again

Having just had submitted a completely revised chapter on Periodontal Microbiology for the second edition of my textbook which is due early next year, I’ve read with interest an editorial (or… 446 more words

Article Review

MS Assistantship (plant pathology) at University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Field of Study: Plant Pathology, plant science

The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Student Research Assistant position to conduct research on the biology of the tomato leaf mold fungus, … 249 more words


Understanding LUCA

All life forms have one common ancestor, in the form of a single-celled organism.  However, for centuries, the question of how this single-celled organism has evolved into the variety of life forms now evident has plagued biologists.   292 more words

Ivana De Domenico

Bad news on the cancer front

[ Nature vol. 512 pp. 143 - 144, 155 - 160 '14 ] Nuc-seq is an innovative sequencing method which achieves almost complete sequencing of whole genomes… 479 more words

Molecular Biology

Are Van der Waals interactions holding asteroids together?

A recent post of Derek’s concerned the very weak (high kD) but very important interactions of proteins within our cells. http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2014/08/14/proteins_grazing_against_proteins.phpAr

Most of this interaction is due to Van der Waals forces — … 721 more words

Chemistry (relatively Pure)

Mutations, DNA & amino acids

In this interactive module from The Concord Consortium, you can change the nucleotides in a DNA sequence and observe the corresponding changes to the amino acids in the final protein. 65 more words

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