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Understanding spit

Understanding spit

Scientists find how nematodes use key hormones to take over root cells Roger Meissen | MU Bond Life Sciences Center This Arabidopsis root shows how the beet cyst nematode activates cytokinin signaling in the syncytium 10 days after infection. The root fluoresces green when the TCSn gene associated with cytokinin activation…

Proteins limit HIV-1 infection

Proteins limit HIV-1 infection

By Jennifer Lu | MU Bond Life Sciences Center For Shan-Lu Liu, thinking outside the box meant putting an antiviral protein inside HIV-infected cells, rather than into…

Scientists uncover how caterpillars created condiments

Scientists uncover how caterpillars created condiments

Chris Pires and an international team gained insight into how Brassicales plants and butterflies genetically co-evolved over millions of years.

Filling in the gaps of HIV

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.

Poor parenting or BPA?

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.

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.

Forest at your fingertips: smartphones enhance fieldwork

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.

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

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.

Unlocking plants’ metabolic thermostat — Missouri Life Sciences Week poster winner talks research

Unlocking plants’ metabolic thermostat — Missouri Life Sciences Week poster winner talks research

Meet Matthew Salie, who works to grow chubbier plants in the lab of Bond LSC's Jay Thelen. We highlight Salie and list all poster award winners from Missouri Life Sciences Week 2015

Float your boat

Float your boat

Bond LSC raised $600 for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri as participants in the Float Your Boat event.