Michigan State University biologist Richard Lenski and collaborators have just published a terrific new paper.
A key characteristic of life is active transport: control over what enters and exits the cell. Closer looks reveal exquisite “selectivity filters” with moving parts that make active transport work.
Welcome to the second day of the New Year! Like tasty sliders, these short news stories should get the juices flowing for big developments in 2020.
Right now, within your bodies this little engine is cranking away. Without this machine, oxygen-dependent life could not exist.
The energy problem overshadows it all. There’s a great sucking sound of ATP disappearing down the great Atlantic rift.