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How bacteria battle fluoride

He's not a dentist, but Christopher Miller is focused on fluoride. Two studies from his Brandeis University lab provide new insights into the mechanisms that allow bacteria to resist fluoride toxicity, information ...

dateSep 11, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Rafts on the cell membrane

Tiny structures made of lipid molecules and proteins have been believed to wander within the membrane of a cell, much like rafts on the water. This "raft hypothesis" has been widely accepted, but now scientists ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Small peptides as potential antibiotics

Small peptides attack bacteria in many different ways and may well become a new generation of antibiotics. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have been researching how such peptides kill bacterial ...

dateMar 25, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Why cells allow the passage of disease

Using a digital microscopic holography technique, specialists at the Center for Research in Optics in Mexico, seek to know under what conditions the membranes of cells are deformed or broken, and determine ...

dateMay 13, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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