News tagged with bacterial cells

Lighting up a protein called Spy

( -- James Bond frequently has to undertake spectacular feats to protect Queen and country against utter destruction under insurmountable odds. But what happens when the homeland is a bacterial cell, and the danger ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Biophysicists unravel secrets of genetic switch

When an invading bacterium or virus starts rummaging through the contents of a cell nucleus, using proteins like tiny hands to rearrange the host's DNA strands, it can alter the host's biological course. The invading proteins ...

dateAug 30, 2012 in General Physics
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A sweet defense against lethal bacteria

( -- There is now a promising vaccine candidate for combating the pathogen which causes one of the most common and dangerous hospital infections. An international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute ...

dateMay 31, 2011 in Biochemistry
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