PLoS Computational Biology

Bacteria branch out

( -- Streptomyces produce the majority of clinically useful antibiotics, yet we don’t fully understand how they grow. PhD student Antje Hempel has contributed to our understanding of this by working out how ...

dateAug 07, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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The hidden burden of bovine Tuberculosis

Up to 21% of herds clearing restrictions for bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in Great Britain may be harbouring infection, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology this week. A cross-disciplinary group of experts ...

dateOct 18, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Randomness forms complex social structures

(—The environment of group-living animals influences their social behaviour in a stronger way than was previously thought, says a new study from behavioural researchers at ETH and the University of Zurich. They ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Huddling rats behave as a 'super-organism'

Rodents huddle together when it is cold, they separate when it is warm, and at moderate temperatures they cycle between the warm center and the cold edges of the group. In a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology, ...

dateSep 03, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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