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June 22, 2015

Scientists uncover how caterpillars created condiments

Scientists uncover how caterpillars created condiments

The next time you slather mustard on your hotdog or horseradish on your bun, thank caterpillars and brassica for that extra flavor. While these condiments might be tasty to you, the mustard oils that create their flavors are the result of millions of years of plants playing defense against pests. But at the same time,…

June 5, 2015

HIV-1 capsid protein

Filling in the gaps of HIV

Stefan Sarafianos' lab figured out how to get the full picture of a key HIV protein used to construct the capsid shell surrounding the virus' genes. The journal Science recently pulished this finding.

June 5, 2015

Filling in the gaps of HIV

Filling in the gaps of HIV

By Caleb O’Brien | MU Bond Life Sciences Center The HIV capsid protein (shown above in an array of hexagons) plays a critical role in the virus life cycle. Bond LSC researchers recently developed the most complete model yet of this vital protein.  Image by Karen Kirby and Anna Gres Seeing the whole picture can mean…

June 3, 2015

California mice 4

Poor parenting or BPA?

California mice exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) or ethinyl estradiol changed their parenting behavior, according to an MU Bond LSC study.

June 3, 2015

Poor parenting or BPA?

Poor parenting or BPA?

Endocrine disruptors alter parent behavior in California mice  California mice exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) or ethinyl estradiol changed their parenting behavior, according to an MU Bond LSC study. | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC By Roger Meissen | MU Bond Life Sciences Center What if a chemical changes the way an animal parents? That…

May 28, 2015

Setaria viridis model grass

Move over Arabidopsis, there’s a new model plant in town

Bond LSC researchers showed for the first time ever that a grass, Setaria viridis, can receive 100 percent of its nitrogen needs from bacteria when associated with plant root surfaces. This grass will now serve as model for research into biological nitrogen fixation that could benefit crop development.

May 28, 2015

Move over Arabidopsis, there’s a new model plant in town

Move over Arabidopsis, there’s a new model plant in town

Bond LSC researchers showed for the first time ever that a grass, Setaria viridis, can receive 100 percent of its nitrogen needs from bacteria when associated with plant root surfaces. This grass will now serve as model for research into biological nitrogen fixation that could benefit crop development. | Photo by Roger Meissen, Bond LSC…

May 21, 2015

Student cell phone

Forest at your fingertips: smartphones enhance fieldwork

“Fieldwork” means many things to researchers, but in the past it often meant working without easy access to communication. Now cell phones allow my students visiting the La Selva Biological Station in the lowland rainforest of Costa Rica to remain connected.

May 12, 2015

White coat, dark room. Jean Camden, a senior technician in the Weisman lab, reviews salivary gland and brain tissue samples for research on inflammation. | Photo by Paige Blankenbuehler, Bond LSC

The Curious Case of Inflammation: One Lab’s Mission to Put the Pieces Together

Gary Weisman has been investigating one criminal for the past 30 years. And he’s certain there’s a way to prevent negative effects of the unsolved case of inflammation.

May 11, 2015

The Curious Case of Inflammation: One Lab’s Mission to Put the Pieces Together

The Curious Case of Inflammation: One Lab’s Mission to Put the Pieces Together

White coat, dark room. Jean Camden, a senior technician in the Weisman lab, reviews salivary gland and brain tissue samples for research on inflammation. | Photo by Paige Blankenbuehler, Bond LSC By Paige Blankenbuehler | MU Bond Life Sciences Center There’s a criminal on the loose, striking every day. Millions fall victim, but there’s still no…