Scientists synthesize molecule capable of eliminating hepatitis C virus

The compound called GA-Hecate also acts on bacteria, fungi and cancer cells and will be tested against Zika and yellow fever viruses (action mechanism proposed for GA-Hecate. Upper half of figure (low concentrations of material): (1) HCV; (2) interaction between GA-Hecate and viral envelope, destruction of virus and release of genetic material (+ssRNA); (3) interaction … More Scientists synthesize molecule capable of eliminating hepatitis C virus

Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

Mountain lions in California exhibited strong population genetic structure, and some California populations had extremely low levels of genetic diversity, with some exhibiting estimates as low as the endangered Florida panther. Fragmentation of wildlife populations is increasing on a global scale, and understanding current genetic structure, genetic diversity and genetic connectivity is key to informing … More Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

Mountain lions in California exhibited strong population genetic structure, and some California populations had extremely low levels of genetic diversity, with some exhibiting estimates as low as the endangered Florida panther. Fragmentation of wildlife populations is increasing on a global scale, and understanding current genetic structure, genetic diversity and genetic connectivity is key to informing … More Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

Mountain lions in California exhibited strong population genetic structure, and some California populations had extremely low levels of genetic diversity, with some exhibiting estimates as low as the endangered Florida panther. Fragmentation of wildlife populations is increasing on a global scale, and understanding current genetic structure, genetic diversity and genetic connectivity is key to informing … More Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

Mountain lions in California exhibited strong population genetic structure, and some California populations had extremely low levels of genetic diversity, with some exhibiting estimates as low as the endangered Florida panther. Fragmentation of wildlife populations is increasing on a global scale, and understanding current genetic structure, genetic diversity and genetic connectivity is key to informing … More Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

Mountain lions in California exhibited strong population genetic structure, and some California populations had extremely low levels of genetic diversity, with some exhibiting estimates as low as the endangered Florida panther. Fragmentation of wildlife populations is increasing on a global scale, and understanding current genetic structure, genetic diversity and genetic connectivity is key to informing … More Genetics of California mountain lions: Research to inform future conservation

New biotechnology product to make waterproof paper using natural enzymes

A new aqueous compound to functionalize or modify the properties of paper and any other cellulosic material has been patented. The compound uses natural enzymes instead of the traditional chemical reagents, is biodegradable, and involves no environmental impact. Most important, it is easily applicable in the production process and requires no additional investment. Oriol Cusola, … More New biotechnology product to make waterproof paper using natural enzymes