For interest sake
38 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com

10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com | For interest sake | Scoop.it
Expert advice on how to change the minds of kids who hate to read.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

Chemical biology: DNA's new alphabet

Chemical biology: DNA's new alphabet | For interest sake | Scoop.it
DNA has been around for billions of years — but that doesn't mean scientists can't make it better.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wendy from "Analytic" Leadership
Scoop.it!

Harvard professor wins Nobel in chemistry

Harvard professor wins Nobel in chemistry | For interest sake | Scoop.it
Martin Karplus, the Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry Emeritus in Harvard's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is one of three to share in the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced...

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

Mechanism that makes tumor cells sugar addicted discovered

Mechanism that makes tumor cells sugar addicted discovered | For interest sake | Scoop.it
Cancer cells feel a special appetite for a type of sugar called glucose, research demonstrated nearly a hundred years ago. The tumor uses glucose like a sports car uses gasoline -- it depends on it to burn faster, to grow and to multiply rapidly. In cancer cells, glucose superaccelerates cell division in what is known as the Warburg effect. New research shows that in one in four human tumors, there is an excess of glucose receptors in the external face of the cell membrane and this protein acts as a magnet attracting all the glucose from the bloodstream.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

5 Situations When Manual Focus is Better than Auto Focus - Digital Photography School

5 Situations When Manual Focus is Better than Auto Focus - Digital Photography School | For interest sake | Scoop.it
Digital Cameras present photographers with an ever increasing array of Automatic and Semi Automatic shooting modes. Most of these center around different ways of exposing your shots – however many cameras also give options for different focusing modes (auto, continuous focusing for moving subjects and manual). It’s no wonder then that many photographers never make …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

Researchers rejuvenate stem cell population from elderly mice, enabling muscle recovery

Researchers rejuvenate stem cell population from elderly mice, enabling muscle recovery | For interest sake | Scoop.it
Researchers have pinpointed why normal aging is accompanied by a diminished ability to regain strength and mobility after muscle injury: over time, stem cells within muscle tissues dedicated to repairing damage become less able to generate new muscle fibers and struggle to self-renew. Scientists identified for the first time a process by which the older muscle stem cell populations can be rejuvenated to function like younger cells.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

Reading Critically - Interrogating Texts - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Reading Critically - Interrogating Texts - Research Guides at Harvard Library | For interest sake | Scoop.it
Six Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard
Wendy's insight:

Six Reading Habits to Develop in My Final Year at NTU

 

=/

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wendy from Plants and Microbes
Scoop.it!

Current Opinion in Biotechnology: Metabolic potential of endophytic bacteria (2013)

Current Opinion in Biotechnology: Metabolic potential of endophytic bacteria (2013) | For interest sake | Scoop.it
The bacterial endophytic microbiome promotes plant growth and health and beneficial effects are in many cases mediated and characterized by metabolic interactions. Recent advances have been made in regard to metabolite production by plant microsymbionts showing that they may produce a range of different types of metabolites. These substances play a role in defense and competition, but may also be needed for specific interaction and communication with the plant host. Furthermore, few examples of bilateral metabolite production are known and endophytes may modulate plant metabolite synthesis as well. We have just started to understand such metabolic interactions between plants and endophytes, however, further research is needed to more efficiently make use of beneficial plant-microbe interactions and to reduce pathogen infestation as well as to reveal novel bioactive substances of commercial interest.
Via Jean-Michel Ané, Kamoun Lab @ TSL
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wendy from Synthetic Biology
Scoop.it!

Scientists now creating 'app-style' life-forms

Scientists now creating 'app-style' life-forms | For interest sake | Scoop.it
'Third industrial revolution' has made millions of organisms
Via Integrated DNA Technologies
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wendy from Physics
Scoop.it!

3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions

3-D Earth model more accurately pinpoints explosions | For interest sake | Scoop.it
“ During the Cold War, U.S. and international monitoring agencies could detect nuclear tests and measure their size. Today, they seek to pinpoint much smaller explosives tests.”
Via José Gonçalves
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

9 things you should consider before embarking on a PhD

9 things you should consider before embarking on a PhD | For interest sake | Scoop.it
The ideal research program you envision is not what it appears to be
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

Frontiers | Chemical synthetic biology: a mini-review | Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation

Chemical synthetic biology (CSB) is a branch of synthetic biology (SB) oriented towards the synthesis of chemical structures alternative to those present in nature. Whereas SB combines biology and engineering with the aim of synthesizing biological structures or life forms that do not exist in nature – often based on genome manipulation, CSB uses and assembles biological parts, synthetic or not, to create new and alternative structures. A short epistemological note will introduce the theoretical concepts related to these fields, whereas the text will be largely devoted to introduce and comment two main projects of CSB, carried out in our laboratory in the recent years. The “Never Born Biopolymers” (NBB) project deals with the construction and the screening of RNA and peptide sequences that are not present in nature, whereas the “Minimal Cell” project focuses on the construction of semi-synthetic compartments (usually liposomes) containing the minimal and sufficient number of components to perform the basic function of a biological cell. These two topics are extremely important for both the general understanding of biology in terms of function, organization and development, and for applied biotechnology.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wendy from SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute
Scoop.it!

Cornell Chronicle: Low-cost therapeutic proteins

Cornell Chronicle: Low-cost therapeutic proteins | For interest sake | Scoop.it

New method of bacterial cell engineering can produce better, cheaper drug therapies

 

By Anne Ju
"Therapeutic proteins, which provide cutting-edge treatments of cancer, diabetes and countless other diseases, are among today's most widely consumed biopharmaceuticals. By introducing bottom-up carbohydrate engineering into common bacterial cells, Cornell researchers have discovered a way to make these drugs cheaper and safer.

A research team led by Matthew DeLisa, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has invented a novel method for engineering human therapeutic glycoproteins simply and quickly using E. coli bacteria as a platform. Their work is detailed online March 25 in Nature Chemical Biology...."

 


Via Gerd Moe-Behrens
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

How diabetes drugs may work against cancer

How diabetes drugs may work against cancer | For interest sake | Scoop.it
A major mitochondrial pathway that imbues cancer cells with the ability to survive in low-glucose environments has been pinpointed by researchers. By identifying cancer cells with defects in this pathway or with impaired glucose utilization, the scientists can predict which tumors will be sensitive to these anti-diabetic drugs known to inhibit this pathway.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

7 Reasons Why You'll Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life

7 Reasons Why You'll Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life | For interest sake | Scoop.it
Those who say it cannot be done should stay out of the way of those who are doing it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

It's All about Balance

It's All about Balance | For interest sake | Scoop.it
When you're shooting in Manual Mode, one of the main things to keep in mind is that you're creat...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

Eating Clean

Eating Clean | For interest sake | Scoop.it
What is clean eating, and where do I start??
5 Week Challenge to turn you into a clean eater!
THIS GOES ALONG WITH MY “BREAKING-UP WITH UNHEALTHY EATING HABITS” youtube video, check it out HERE.
Week...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

Silla the Korean Exhibiition at the Met

Silla the Korean Exhibiition at the Met | For interest sake | Scoop.it
Chris Roberts-Antieau thinks art schools often destroy innate creativity and many student artists along with it. Being told she could not draw made her an instant art school dropout, but it did not change her mind about becoming an artist. “I knew I had artistic talent,” she recalls, “all I had to do was figure out how I could earn a living with it.” Now more than three decades later she is by every measure a great success.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

Why tumors become resistant to chemotherapy

Why tumors become resistant to chemotherapy | For interest sake | Scoop.it
Researchers describe one of the causes that make a patient with colon cancer that responds well to initial chemotherapy, becomes resistant when the tumor reappears.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Wendy
Scoop.it!

These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Plan Your Wedding

These Diagrams Are Everything You Need To Plan Your Wedding | For interest sake | Scoop.it
So you're engaged. Now what? Fire up that printer because there are a LOT of things to keep track of.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wendy from Tools and tips for scientific tinkers and tailors
Scoop.it!

Everything You Want to Know about Oxford Nanopore

Everything You Want to Know about Oxford Nanopore | For interest sake | Scoop.it
“ Over the last week, science blogs described the sequencing instrument of Oxford Nanopore as everything from hi-tech washing machine to Nigerian scam, ZX-81 and Turbo Pascal combined together.”
Via Mel Melendrez-Vallard
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Wendy from Geology
Scoop.it!

Asia's lost continent, known as 'OK' , shaped ancient China, scientist claims - South China Morning Post

Asia's lost continent, known as 'OK' , shaped ancient China, scientist claims - South China Morning Post | For interest sake | Scoop.it
“ Asia's lost continent, known as 'OK' , shaped ancient China, scientist claims South China Morning Post Yang's new model could explain some famous geological mysteries in East Asia, such as the Sanbagawa metamorphic belt in Japan.”
Via Catherine Russell
more...
No comment yet.