News - 11 Nov 2009
Science and technology journalists pride themselves on the ability to explain complicated ideas in accessible ways, but there are some technical principles that we encounter so often in our reporting...
News - 24 Dec 2013
One of the biggest questions in science is how life arose from the chemical soup that existed on early Earth.
One theory is that RNA, a close relative of DNA, was the first genetic molecule to...
News - 6 Apr 2009
Biomedical engineers have developed a new type of probe that allows them to visualize single ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules within live cells more easily than existing methods. The tool will help...
News - 3 Nov 2008
DNA, it has turned out, isn't all it was cracked up to be. In recent years we learned that the molecule of life, the discovery of the 20th century, did not -- could not -- by itself explain the...
News - 21 Jan 2011
For years, RNA has seemed an elusive tool in nanotechnology research—easily manipulated into a variety of structures, yet susceptible to quick destruction when confronted with a commonly found...
News - 4 Mar 2009
Research into RNA, a molecule found in every cell of our bodies, could lead to remarkable advances in the treatment of diseases such as cancer and diabetes, a meeting organised by the European Science...
Article - 26 Sep 2017
The decoding process by which any cell within the body translates our genetic material, DNA, into functional proteins to carry out important biological tasks, is known as translation.
News - 22 Feb 2010
An extremely small RNA molecule created by a University of Colorado at Boulder team can catalyze a key reaction needed to synthesize proteins, the building blocks of life. The findings could be a...
News - 20 Jan 2011
Scientists are reporting an advance in overcoming a major barrier to the use of the genetic material RNA in nanotechnology — the field that involves building machines thousands of times smaller...
News - 13 Feb 2014
Ribosomes, the cellular machines that build proteins, are themselves made up of dozens of proteins and a few looping strands of RNA. A new study, reported in the journal Nature, offers new clues about...