Asian tiger mosquito may potentially become an additional vector for the virus.
Because of the high percentage of RNA editing in cephalopods, these creatures have suppressed their ability for genomic evolution just to maintain their flexibility in RNA editing.
A group of researchers found that a new way of regulating genes could play an important role in the activity of the whole nervous system.
A new study by the University of Sydney and the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing found more than 1,400 viruses in invertebrates, or animals without backbones such as worms, insects and spiders, living in and around human homes.
To assist in the rebuilding of the arsenal that can combat infectious disease, scientists are now taking the help of naturally occurring proteins, referred to as antimicrobial peptides. Researchers at MIT, the University of British Columbia and the University of Brasilia have built an antimicrobial peptide that has the potential to destroy different variants of bacteria including those that offer tough resistance to a majority of antibiotics.
A new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has offered a surprising twist of how life began on earth, questioning the likeability of the "RNA World" Hypothesis and proposing that DNA may have also existed when life began.
Scientists sucessfully synthesized a RNA enzyme capable ot storing information and replicating itself, taking a step closer to the recreation of RNA World.
MIT engineers have designed a programmable RNA vaccine that could be delivered to Ebola-affected countries fast.
Scientists have previously discovered that most of the molecular building blocks of life, organic compounds that can be assembled to protein, RNA and DNA, can be found in comets, interstellar dust and asteroid.
A crucial step has been found in how, at the beginning of life on land on this Earth, an alga was able to move from the water and have a symbiotic relationship with a crucial fungus. Until now, this hasn't been known.