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A heart made of spider silk

Scientists have investigated whether an artificial silk protein developed in the laboratory could be suitable for engineering cardiac tissue.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2017

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Cell economics 101

The lining of our intestines uses an approach known to business to quickly process food.

Posted: Aug 15th, 2017

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Mercury is altering gene expression

By employing molecular biology tools, a team of researchers measured the way mercury affects the gene expression of algae, even when its concentration in water is very low, comparable to European environmental protection standards.

Posted: Aug 15th, 2017

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Cancer detection with sugar molecules

Scientists have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner.

Posted: Aug 14th, 2017

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Cellular transport routes

Biologists discovered a previously unknown function of the SH3P2 protein, which plays an important role in the cellular protein transport process.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2017

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