Tag: "infinite" at biology news
'Jumping genes' contribute to the uniqueness of individual brains
...de variety of antibodies capable of recognizing an infinite
number of distinct antigens. In their study, the researchers closely tracked a single human mobile genetic element, a so-called LINE-1 or L1 element in cultured neuronal precursor cells from rats. Then they introduced it into mice. Every time the en...
Researchers predict infinite genomes
...--the extent of its diversity." To interpret this infinite
view of microbial genomes, Tettelin and colleagues...Although some microbial species, such as GBS, have infinite
pan-genomes, for instance, others are more limited. Comparing eight independent isolates of Bacillu...
Computer modeling reveals hidden conversations within cells
...ws that, analogous to how a telephone transmits an infinite
number of different signals along a single wire, it is the timing of the proteins' activity that allows them to exert intricate control over the behavior of a cell. The computer model reveals the hidden conversations in the cell's wiring." The rese...
Novel molecular 'signature' marks DNA of embryonic stem cells
...ar strategies that cells use to maintain an almost infinite
potential, which will have important applications to our understanding of normal biology and disease." Chromatin–the protein scaffold that surrounds DNA ?acts not only as a support for the double helix but also as a kind of gene "gatekeeper." It ac...
How the octopus forms an elbow
...lexibility--the arm is said to possess a virtually infinite
number of "degrees of freedom"--the octopus is able to generate a vast repertoire of movements that is unmatched by the human arm. Nonetheless, despite the huge evolutionary gap and morphological differences between the octopus and vertebrates, the o...
Bats prey on nocturnally migrating songbirds
...led, almost silent nocturnal hunter patrolling the infinite
dark space await them... ...