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Natural sniper kills hospital bacterium

Bacteria produce proteins to take out specific competitors. One of these proteins can kill the hospital bacterium pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbial geneticists at KU Leuven, Belgium, have unraveled how this protein launches ...

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Deeper insight into viral infections

An infection with cytomegalovirus is usually harmless for adults. However, during pregnancy, the virus can be transmitted to the unborn baby and cause malformations. Once the viruses have invaded a human cell, they start ...

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Molecular cuisine for gut bacteria

EMBL scientists report in Nature Microbiology on the nutritional preferences and growth characteristics of 96 diverse gut bacterial strains. Their results will help scientists worldwide advance the understanding of the gut ...

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