How could life adapt to Mars?

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers say they've established certain key features in proteins that are needed for life to function on Mars and other extreme environments.

Engineered algae produce complex anti-cancer drug

Biologists at UC San Diego have genetically engineered algae to produce a complex and expensive human cancer treatment - raising hopes for the cheap mass production of this and other designer drugs.

These tiny living machines self-assemble

Scientists at the University of Montreal have developed a new approach to visualize how proteins assemble.