Molecular Machines Work for Us
January 30, 2020
Life runs on machinery. Here are examples of machines that keep us humming.
Watch the Christmas Lights in Your Muscles
December 17, 2019
Scientists use fluorescent tags to shine light on the biggest proteins in the human body.
How the Cell Handles Oxygen: A Nobel Prize Discovery
November 2, 2019
Another amazing body function discovered – cellular oxygen regulation. It won three researchers the Nobel Prize.
Antibiotic Resistance Is Shared, Not Evolved
October 10, 2019
Growing evidence undermines commonly-cited examples of evolution happening right before our eyes.
Molecular Machine Paper Ignores Evolution
February 14, 2019
Another paper shows that evolutionary storytelling is neither necessary or useful when investigating molecular machines.
Biological Fact: Men and Women Are Different
December 2, 2018
Today's trend of gender confusion flies in the face of science. Who is "anti-science" in this hotbed political issue?
What Your Body Needs
February 3, 2018
Most of us know some basic things our bodies need, but it's unlikely many people have heard of some of these requirements.
Small Molecules Play Key Roles in Cells
December 26, 2016
Molecular biologists are finding a universe of functional small proteins and RNAs that were considered junk or not even known to exist.
Finding More Gifts in the Cellular Stocking
December 12, 2016
Improving techniques are allowing biochemists to find surprising new things in cells. Here are some recent examples.
Bacteria You Can Love
July 29, 2016
Wrongly feared only as agents of disease, many bacteria are allies in our quest for health.
Enjoy Your High-Tech Body and Brain
July 31, 2015
No need to feel insignificant in a lonely universe. You are loaded with great equipment for an exciting life.
More Cell Machines Come to Light
May 7, 2015
The living cell contains thousands of molecular machines converting energy into useful work. Here are just a few that were recently described in journal papers.
February 16, 2014
Match the living thing with the technology being developed by imitating its design features.
Rubisco “Highly Tuned” for Fixing Atmospheric Carbon
June 22, 2006
Rubisco sounds like a brand of cracker or something, but it’s actually an air cleaner your life depends on. It’s an enzyme that fixes atmospheric carbon for use by photosynthetic microbes and plants. In doing so, it sweeps the planet of excess carbon dioxide – the greenhouse gas implicated in discussions of global warming – […]