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Bile sends mixed signals to E. coli

Bile secretions in the small intestine send signals to disease-causing gut bacteria allowing them to change their behaviour to maximise their chances of surviving, says Dr Steve Hamner, presenting his work at the Society ...

dateMar 30, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Copycat protein finds a perfect match

As proteins are synthesized during messenger RNA translation, fresh amino acids are delivered to the ribosome of the cell by nucleic acid molecules known as transfer RNAs (tRNAs). Each amino acid has a cognate tRNA, and the ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Watching 'jumping genes' in action

"Jumping genes" are ubiquitous. Every domain of life hosts these sequences of DNA that can "jump" from one position to another along a chromosome; in fact, nearly half the human genome is made up of jumping genes. Depending ...

dateJun 13, 2016 in Biotechnology
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