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Irradiated anthrax can be sequenced—fast

These days, mail addressed to selected government offices gets irradiated, in order to kill any biological agents, notably anthrax spores. The downside of this is that viable spores have been needed to identify the anthrax ...

dateNov 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Molecular immunity from microbes

A new molecular biology tool derived from a bacterial defense system has been used for the first time by KAUST researchers to demonstrate a novel way to protect plants against viral pathogens.

dateNov 12, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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The life story of stem cells

Stem cells ensure the regeneration and maintenance of the body's tissues. Diseases like cancer can arise if they spiral out of control. In collaboration with doctors from Aachen University Hospital, scientists from the Max ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Using evolution to identify cell types

Despite similarities in form, function, and even DNA, cells that appear to be related may have traversed very different evolutionary paths. Science magazine spotlights a new approach to identifying cell types based on a recent ...

dateNov 10, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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