Bacterias de la antártida ayudarían a tratar el cáncer

Bajo las condiciones extremas de los glaciares de la Antártida habitan unas bacterias capaces de sintetizar en su interior nanopartículas fluorescentes que podrían ser utilizadas para marcar células tumorales y rastrear la metástasis de diferentes tipos de cáncer. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.espectador.com Investigadores chilenos encontraram bactérias na Antárctida capazes de produzir pigmentos para identificar […]

Rocky Wolf 1061c Planet Sitting in the Habitable Zone of a Nearby Star

A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have discovered a rocky planet that sits perfectly in the habitable “Goldilocks” zone of a Sun-like star located just 14 light years away from Earth.   Just last month, astronomers from the Edinburgh University had found a planet-like object without any parent star about 75 […]

Asteroid impact helped create the birds we know today

By Sid Perkins 11 December 2015 2:00 pm Every bird alive today can trace its ancestry to creatures that lived about 95 million years ago on a chunk of land that split off from the supercontinent Gondwana, a new study suggests. The new family tree, compiled using information from fossils and from genetic analyses of […]

SRA Toolkit: the SRA database at your fingertips

The Sequence Read Archive (SRA), NCBI’s largest growing repository of molecular data, archives raw sequencing data and alignment information from high-throughput sequencing platforms, including Roche 454 GS Systems®, Illumina’s Genome Analyzer®, and Complete Genomics® systems. Researchers commonly use SRA data to make discoveries via comparison of data sets. Data sets can be compared through the […]

Microbial Changes of Decomposition

The changes that occur to the microbiome upon death may someday be harnessed as a forensic tool. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.genomeweb.com A análise metagenómica de um cadáver pode ser usada para ter uma ideia do tempo de morte em função da variação das comunidades microbianas ao longo do tempo. See on Scoop.it – Bioinformática

Humans may harbor more than 100 genes from other organisms

You’re not completely human, at least when it comes to the genetic material inside your cells. You—and everyone else—may harbor as many as 145 genes that have jumped from bacteria, other single-celled organisms, and viruses and made themselves at home in the human genome. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which provides some of […]