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Revealing camouflaged bacteria

A research team at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has discovered an protein family that plays a central role in the fight against the bacterial pathogen Salmonella within the cells. The so cal ...

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Adventurous bacteria

To reproduce or to conquer the world? Surprisingly, bacteria also face this problem. Theoretical biophysicists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have now shown how these organisms should ...

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Bacterial 'FM radio' developed

Programming living cells offers the prospect of harnessing sophisticated biological machinery for transformative applications in energy, agriculture, water remediation and medicine. Inspired by engineering, researchers in ...

Amoeba study puts bite on dysentery

An amoeba parasite that causes potentially fatal dysentery in poor countries wreaks its havoc by eating intestinal cells alive, scientists reported on Wednesday.

UAE reports 12 new cases of MERS

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Filipino tests negative for Middle East virus

Kinesin-5 structure opens cancer drug targets

The structure of a key part of the machinery that allows cells to divide has been identified by researchers at the University of California, Davis—opening new possibilities for throwing a wrench in the machine and blocking ...

Dairy scientist targets heat-resistant microbes

Corralling desperados with names like bacillus and paenibacillus will require ingenuity and an arsenal of weapons. These outlaws aren't rustling cattle—they're making milk sour and cheese soft and crumbly.

New light shed on key bacterial immune system

New insights into a surprisingly flexible immune system present in bacteria for combating viruses and other foreign DNA invaders have been revealed by researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago and ...

Exploring a microbial arms race

A rapid evolutionary "arms race" between bacteria and the killer viruses they contain has been observed by a UNSW-led team of scientists in a sophisticated genetic study of the micro-organisms.

Math modeling integral to synthetic biology research

A long-standing challenge in synthetic biology has been to create gene circuits that behave in predictable and robust ways. Mathematical modeling experts from the University of Houston (UH) collaborated with experimental ...

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A homemade solar lamp for developing countries

Cosmologists weigh cosmic filaments and voids

China says massive area of its soil polluted

Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis

Some long non-coding RNAs are conventional after all

Not so long ago researchers thought that RNAs came in two types: coding RNAs that make proteins and non-coding RNAs that have structural roles. Then came the discovery of small RNAs that opened up whole new areas of research. ...

A closer look into the TSLP cytokine structure

The PROXIMA 2 beamline at Synchrotron SOLEIL recently celebrated its first birthday. It's an occasion to reflect back upon a year of the collaborative work accomplished and its high scientific impact. In ...

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