News tagged with protein coat

Revealing bacterial chainmail structure

An international team of scientists has uncovered the structure of the protective protein coat which surrounds many bacteria like a miniature suit of armour. Their research, which is published today in Nature, has far ra ...

dateJun 10, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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In search of virus fossils

Here's a theory for a comedian to consider: dinosaurs done-in by avian flu. Silly as that may be, we imagine that viruses have been infecting organisms since life first appeared on Earth, but this is mostly ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Scientists go into battle to disarm superbug

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two recent pieces of research from Imperial College London reveal new ways of tackling the armour and weapons of Clostridium difficile, the ‘superbug’ that causes severe infections in ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Biochemistry
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