Using single-molecule tracking and high-resolution microscopy, researchers were able to see how the surface layer (S-layer) of Caulobacter crescentus bacteria forms and develops. This knowledge is useful in learning about the defense system of the cell.
As a part of its initiative to further research in biology, chemistry and material sciences, the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory unveiled one of the world’s most advanced cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) facilities in April.
Researchers at the Welander Lab discovered bacteria that produce a fatty molecule thought only to exist in flowering plants.
Last Wednesday was the 205th birthday of Charles Darwin. February 12 isn’t a date I usually take particular note of. But this year, Darwin’s work on evolution happened to be at the forefront of my mind, due in part to the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham a week prior. Taking on what’s become…