News tagged with individual cells

Bacteria are individualists

No two bacteria are identical – even when they are genetically the same. A new study from researchers from Eawag, ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen reveals the conditions ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Learning to program cellular memory

What if we could program living cells to do what we would like them to do in the body? Having such control—a major goal of synthetic biology—could allow for the development of cell-based therapies that might one day replace ...

dateMar 14, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Collective memory in bacteria

Individual bacterial cells have short memories. But groups of bacteria can develop a collective memory that can increase their tolerance to stress. This has been demonstrated experimentally for the first time in a study by ...

dateMar 11, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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