Science Life: Research and Discoveries

Human protein important for cellular communication resembles bacterial toxin

A protein that plays an important role in embryonic development and nervous system wiring in humans appears to have been borrowed from bacteria. In a new study, scientists from the UChicago and Stanford describe the three-dimensional structure of proteins called teneurins for the first time.

​Specific bacteria in the small intestine are crucial for fat absorption
GI anatomy diagram
Silicon nanowires let scientists control nerve cells with light
Silicon nanowires