Study revealing the secret behind a key cellular process refutes biology textbooks

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research has identified and described a cellular process that, despite what textbooks say, has remained elusive to scientists until now – precisely how the copying of genetic material that, once started, is properly turned off. The finding concerns a key process essential to life: the transcription phase of gene expression, which […]

Study revealing the secret behind a key cellular process refutes biology textbooks

A hairpin loop from a pre-mRNA. Highlighted are the nucleobases (green) and the ribose-phosphate backbone (blue). Note that this is a single strand of RNA that folds back upon itself. Credit: Vossman/ Wikipedia New research has identified and described a cellular process that, despite what textbooks say, has remained elusive to scientists until now—precisely how […]

New analysis refutes claim that dinosaurs were in decline before asteroid hit

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new study from researchers at the University of Bath and Natural History Museum looking at the diversity of dinosaurs shows that they were not in decline at the time of their extinction by an asteroid hit 66 million years ago. The researchers say that had the impact not happened, dinosaurs […]