Experts recently stumbled upon a fossil of what may be the oldest multicellular organism ever seen. A recent study of the fossil has revealed that it is about 60 million years older than when it was believed the first multicellular organisms started to crawl out of the Earth's primordial sludge, implying that the textbooks are due for a pretty serious rewrite.
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have engineered dead cells to synthesize their own drug that can treat a form of muscular dystrophy, and ultimately could lead to many new medicines.
Scientists have discovered that the deadly Ebola virus is an escape artist of the microbial world, physically breaking out of cellular prisons set up by the human body to further wreak havoc.
A plant's "eyes," or light-sensitive proteins, signal whether it is day or night, according to recent research published in the journal Nature.