We all know lack of sleep is bad for the brain, but lack of sleep has even been found to impact the activation of the immune system, inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism and the hormones that regulate appetite. Worse still, researchers in a new study have found that sleep loss also influences cholesterol metabolism.
April 23, 2016 | Categories: Health and Medicine, Neuroscience Research | Tags: Genetics, health, medicine, metabolic pathways, neurobiology, neurology, peer reviewed, psychology, science, sleep, sleep disorders | Leave a comment
Biosensors are powerful tools in synthetic biology for engineering metabolic pathways or controlling synthetic and native genetic circuits in bacteria. Scientists have had difficulty developing a method to engineer “designer” biosensor proteins that can precisely sense and report the presence of specific molecules, which has so far limited the number and variety of biosensor designs able to precisely regulate cell metabolism, cell biology, and synthetic gene circuits.
February 11, 2016 | Categories: Biology, Synthetic Biology | Tags: biochemistry, biology, biosensors, cell biology, Genetics, health, medicine, metabolic pathways, peer reviewed, synthetic genetic circuits | Leave a comment