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Bringing bacteria's defense into focus

By taking a series of near-atomic resolution snapshots, Cornell University and Harvard Medical School scientists have observed step-by-step how bacteria defend against foreign invaders such as bacteriophage, a virus that ...

dateJul 10, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Decoding ants' coat of many odors

It's a waxy layer that covers their bodies and is the source of the complex aromas that ants use to communicate. These odorant blends act like biochemical uniforms, identifying individual ants by caste, colony and species. ...

dateJul 10, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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