Physiology

Zooming in on muscle cells has produced the first high-resolution 3D image of the sarcomere

1 month ago   |   By Phys

An international team, led by Stefan Raunser, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund, in collaboration with Mathias Gautel at the King's College in London, has produced the first high-resolution 3D image of the sarcomere, the basic contractile unit of skeletal and heart muscle cells, by using electron cryo-tomography. Electron cryo-tomography capability of imaging structures directly in frozen muscle cells could translate into future medical treatments for muscle diseases and a better understanding of the aging process.
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Experts Unravel One Big Secret of Photosynthesis

1 month ago   |   By ISAAA

An international team led by the researchers in Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany provided new insights in the transport of light-energy of Photosystem I , a complex, giant photosynthetic protein.The researchers isolated the protein complex using mass-spectrometry, spectroscopy, and biochemical methods to characterize it in detail. The...
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International Research Team Releases Rye Genome Sequence

1 month ago   |   By ISAAA

An international team of researchers from the International Rye Genome Sequencing Group and their collaborators from 14 countries led by the IPK Leibniz Institute in Germany has released the genome sequence of rye, a distinctly climate-resistant cereal plant that is of considerable importance for Germany and northeastern Europe.Rye has a cl...
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World Biotechnology Congress 2019

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World Biotechnology Congress 2019

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