10 weird, but essential, additions to any survival kit

Stowing some everyday items in your kit could save your life. (Apaha Spi / Unsplash/) This story was originally featured on Field & Stream. If you fire up your favorite search engine and hunt for a list of survival kit components, you’ll find that most of them repeat the same things over and over. Knife, […]

Basis for the essential cellular powerhouses

IMAGE: Model of beta-barrel membrane protein pore biogenesis at the sorting and assembly machinery (SAM) of the outer mitochondrial membrane. view more  Credit: Illustration: Nils Wiedemann Mitochondria are vital for the human body as cellular powerhouses: They possess more than 1,000 different proteins, required for many central metabolic pathways. Disfunction of these lead to severe diseases, […]

Basis for the essential cellular powerhouses — ScienceDaily

Researchers have solved the operating mode of the barrel pore protein assembly in the mitochondrial outer membrane. Mitochondria are vital for the human body as cellular powerhouses: They possess more than 1,000 different proteins, required for many central metabolic pathways. Disfunction of these lead to severe diseases, especially of the nervous system and the heart. […]

Latina mothers, often essential workers, report COVID-19 took toll

IMAGE: Financial and psychological toll: The pandemic has forced more than 50 percent of the families in a regional study to make economic cutbacks. view more  Credit: UC Davis More than half of Latina mothers surveyed in Yolo and Sacramento counties reported making economic cutbacks in response to the pandemic shutdown last spring — saying they […]

Dual-acting immuno-antibiotics block an essential pathway in bacteria and activate the adaptive immune response — ScienceDaily

Wistar Institute scientists have discovered a new class of compounds that uniquely combine direct antibiotic killing of pan drug-resistant bacterial pathogens with a simultaneous rapid immune response for combatting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These finding were published today in Nature. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared AMR as one of the top 10 global public […]

Vitamin boosts essential synthetic chemistry — ScienceDaily

Inspired by light-sensing bacteria that thrive near hot oceanic vents, synthetic chemists at Rice University have found a mild method to make valuable hydrocarbons known as olefins, or alkenes. Like the bacteria, the researchers use vitamin B12, eliminating harsh chemicals typically needed to make precursor molecules essential to the manufacture of drugs and agrochemicals. The […]

Hidden structure found in essential metabolic machinery

Membrane-separated compartments are visible inside the peroxisomes of 4-day-old Arabidopsis thaliana plant cells in this image from a confocal microscope. The cells were genetically modified to produce fluorescent proteins in both the membranes (green) and lumen (magenta) of the peroxisomes. (Image courtesy of Zachary Wright/Rice University) Credit: Zachary Wright/Rice University In his first year of […]

Removal of dairy cows from the United States may reduce essential nutrient supply with little effect on greenhouse gas emissions

Philadelphia, October 15, 2020 – The US dairy industry contributes roughly 1.58 percent of the total US greenhouse gas emissions; however, it also supplies the protein requirements of 169 million people, calcium requirements of 254 million people, and energy requirements of 71.2 million people. A suggested solution to increasing food production worldwide while reducing greenhouse […]