Like the energy drink cans and protein bar wrappers that litter the table after an epic writing session, by-products generally represent undesirable items created during the generation of a more desirable object. Recycling can put some writing by-products to further use, and studies have now highlighted that biological by-products derived from cellular metabolism can also […]
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We’ve all been warned — from our teachers, our parents, or from outrageous college movies — if you overindulge with booze you may not remember much the next morning. Now, exciting new research shows that an alcohol metabolite can alter our brain’s histone acetylation and can mix up memories at the molecular level. Neurons make […]
So, your therapist says you have boundary issues? Well you’re not alone; CTCF is known to play a critical role in setting the boundaries of topologically associating domains (TADs), but there’s been no therapist to uncover their definitive impact. Thankfully, new research from the lab of Bradley Bernstein at the Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) […]
Some superheroes wear flashy costumes and capes that you can’t help but notice, but then there’s the unassuming tardigrade; the microscopic wonder beast with the astounding ability to survive extreme temperatures, radiation, and the vacuum of space! With multiple secret identities, including “water bear” and “moss piglet”, the discrete invertebrate has kept the key to […]
While many of us prefer the sound of silence, others feel the need to inject a little rhythm into their everyday lives; but how do you do it? Spinning a few records at home, moving to the beat at Samba lessons, or do you use the microorganism-mediated activity of Hdac3 in your gut?! While researchers […]