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How microbes take out the trash

(PhysOrg.com) -- The molecular machinery bacteria use to rid themselves of toxic substances including antimicrobial drugs has been studied in detail by a UA-led team of researchers. A better understanding ...

May 10, 2011
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As the worm turns, its secrets are revealed

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have developed a new method for discerning the functions of previously uncharacterized ...

Apr 28, 2011
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Mastermind steroid found in plants

Scientists have known for some time how important plant steroids called brassinosteroids are for regulating plant growth and development. But until now, they did not know how extensive their reach is. Now researchers, including ...

Nov 15, 2010
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Targeted agent shows promise for chronic lymphoid leukemia

Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have identified an experimental agent that targets chronic lymphocytic ...

Sep 13, 2010
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Releasing the brakes

Two regulators of protein filament assembly use dramatically different -- and competing -- methods to inhibit a common target.

Sep 13, 2010
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