The interaction between 'transfer RNAs' and the enzymes that help them in protein synthesis has always been the key area of interest for understanding the evolution of the genetic code. Now, a team of scientists reports that a subunit of 'alanyl-tRNA synthetase' enzyme of the primitive microorganism Nanoarchaeum equitans can mimic the super-primitive tRNA 'aminoacylation' independent of the presence of a special 'G3:U70' base pair, a property previously unseen in primitive organisms.
Researchers have made artificial cilia, or hair-like structures, that can bend into new shapes in response to a magnetic field, then return to their original shape when exposed to the proper light source.
An international team of researchers from Sweden and the UK have developed an innovative way of interpreting biological signals produced by the conductance of our skin. The system displays information in the form of colourful spiral graphics in real time, as well as a recording of data, for the wearer to interpret and reflect on.
For the first time, scientists have introduced minuscule tracking devices directly into the interior of mammalian cells, giving an unprecedented peek into the processes that govern the beginning of development.
Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed one of the first non-destructive methods of extracting multiple samples from a cell over time.
Using biologically inspired robotic swarms consisting of large groups of robots that have been programmed to operate cooperatively, much like individuals in an ant or bee colony, scientists from the University of Colorado demonstrate that the locally observed distribution of robots can be correlated to the location of environmental features, such as exits in office-like environments. The study's findings were published in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica.
SUTD collaborates with universities in Singapore and China to shine light on HEA manufacturing processes and inspire further research in this emerging field.
High-throughput platform identifies complex conditions with biomaterial compositions, and mechanical and chemical stimuli that help stem cells produce more robust cartilage.
Unique PPPL simulations reveal new understanding of the highly complex edge of fusion plasmas.