Scientists explore the origin of metabolism to reveal secrets of primordial life

To become successful, life had to find a way to turn food from the environment into energy.

New study reveals secret language of cell communication

Scientists eavesdrop on cell conversations.

Dinosaur fossils are rich in microbes — and this might mean we won’t ever find dino proteins

There goes Jurassic Park!

Researchers make chicken cells resist bird flu by snipping out a tiny bit of their DNA

There’s still a long way to go before we have a full chicken, though.

Eating a lot of animal protein probably means you’ll have a shorter life

Red meat is particularly bad for our health, research suggests.

Bacteria coaxed into making high-performance proteins for space missions

The National Aeronautics and Spider Silk Administration is very excited about this study.

New study wants to tackle depression, obesity, chronic pain by blocking a single protein

Sounds a bit too good to be true, I gotta admit!

Bedtime protein shakes might lead to more muscle gain than daytime protein without adding fat or harming sleep

Bedtime protein shakes seem to be leading to better gains than daytime intake.

Exercise, fasting boosts cellular cleanup of defective proteins

Defective and toxic proteins in cells are cleared more easily with a healthy lifestyle.

New structure that keeps cells bound together discovered in human cells

We’re nowhere near close to ‘discovering everything’ yet.

We finally found the protein that turns sound and balance into electrical signals

The paper puts a long-standing debate to rest.

Blood for universal transfusions might be sourced from gut bacteria

Well, not literally — but they’ll help!

Prions — the Revenge of the Cows

Proteins that cause illness are still baffling scientists.

Study weighs environmental costs of producing animal proteins so you know what to buy

Now you know exactly what your purchases do.

How birds “see” magnetic fields

Seeing is believing.

Meet your new organ: the interstitium

Doctors believe this new organ might explain why cancer spreads so easily.

Adding lentils to your meals can combat high blood pressure

Lentils are good for your heart, researchers say.

Finnish project aims to turn sawdust into fish food and tackle world hunger

Teach a man to chemically process sawdust into the building blocks of life to feed his fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

Dairy has been greatly underestimated and is an “excellent” protein source for children, study finds

Pass me that milk!

What country has the tallest men

The future’s tallest.