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Bacteria have a sense of touch

Although bacteria have no sensory organs in the classical sense, they are still masters in perceiving their environment. A research group at the University of Basel's Biozentrum has now discovered that bacteria not only respond ...

dateOct 26, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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How much does life weigh?

ETH researchers have developed a scale for measuring cells. It allows the weight of individual living cells, and any changes in this weight, to be determined quickly and accurately for the first time. The invention has also ...

dateOct 26, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Hacking the bacterial social network

Whenever we use our smartphones to check social media, we face loads of bacteria on the devices—even more than on toilet seats, according to a University of Arizona study. Those bacteria may have their own form of social ...

dateOct 25, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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