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Using frog foam to deliver antibiotics

Today, at the Microbiology Society's Annual Conference in Liverpool, scientists will show that the foam made by Trinidadian frogs represents a new, non-toxic antibiotic delivery system that may help to prevent infections.

dateMar 23, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Where wood is chopped, splinters must fall

Bacteria and other prokaryotes have been around for billions of years because they managed to develop successful evolutionary strategies for survival. For instance, they possess defense mechanisms that allow them to discriminate ...

dateJan 22, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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New massive dataset of bacterial proteins

Scientists from Switzerland and the Netherlands have conducted a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the proteins that the bacterium Escherichia coli expresses in 22 different growth conditions. More than 2,300 proteins ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Down to the atom: Bacterial skeleton in close-up

For a long time, bacteria were considered to be primitive structures, and it was not until the most modern of imaging techniques were used that their fine inner structure was discovered. The Berlin biophysicist Adam Lange ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Biochemistry
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