There is no life without a heart. And none without a beat. Which is why the heart is one of the first organs to be formed - albeit in a rudimentary fashion - very early on in life... More.
OMA orthology DB: major redesign and new features
17th release of OMA Browser introduces user-centric redesign as well as several new functionalities: predictions of > 80 million Gene Ontology annotations using OMA orthologs; new "synteny view" for conserved genomic neighbourhoods across species, etc. (More)
Nature's imagination seems endless, and so is Man's. For as long as humans have existed, they have twisted Nature to meet their own needs. Wood has been used to keep them warm. Whale oil has been used to make light...More.
Pairing up is sometimes paramount to life. On the molecular scale, dimerization in our bodies is at the heart of many fundamental biological processes, such as the transduction of signals from the outside of a cell to the inside .. More.
Protein Spotlight: It did it its way
Temperatures can get cold. And living organisms have to find ways of keeping themselves warm. Humans use clothes... More.
The life sciences owe a lot to green peas. And perhaps even to the bishop of St Thomas Abbey in Brno - now the Czech Republic. It was there, in the 1850s, that Gregor Johann Mendel decided to undertake studies on heredity...More.
Many of our cells are not...us... Besides the cells we produce, we carry around an awful lot of bacteria. In reality, 90 percent of the cells that make us up are bacterial, that is to say about one billion billion ...More.