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Bacterial biofilm cellulose found to differ from plant cellulose

A team of researchers with members from the U.S., Germany and Sweden has discovered that the cellulose found in bacterial biofilms differs from the cellulose in plants. In their paper published ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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How plants see light

Plants react sensitively to changes in their surroundings and possess the ability to adapt to them. They use the photoreceptor protein phytochrome B to see light and then regulate processes ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Functional synthetic enzyme could be catalyst for artificial life

Not content with editing the genes of living organisms or creating ever-smarter AI, scientists may eventually be able to biologically engineer unique artificial lifeforms from scratch. ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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Research reveals atomic-level changes in ALS-linked protein

For the first time, researchers have described atom-by-atom changes in a family of proteins linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a group of brain disorders known as frontotemporal ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

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New research could significantly accelerate drug discovery

Many drugs work by inhibiting protein enzymes associated with a particular disease. Unfortunately, the same drugs can inhibit protein enzymes unrelated to the disease, resulting in harmful side ...

Wed 17 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Seawater-swallowing surfers harbor higher levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria

A UK study has found that regular surfers were three times more likely to have an antibiotic resistant strain of E. coli bacteria in their gut than non-surfers. This not only suggests ...

Mon 15 Jan 18 from Gizmag

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Are amoebae safe harbors for plague?

Amoebae, single-celled organisms common in soil, water and grade-school science classrooms, may play a key role in the survival and spread of deadly plague bacteria.

Tue 16 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

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Enzyme from briny deep resurrected in the lab

Mysterious microbes that thrive in hot and super-salty brine lakes at the bottom of the Red Sea could yield a treasure trove of new enzymes for industrial applications—if only scientists had ...

Mon 15 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Your dishwasher is not as sterile as you think

(HealthDay)—Your dishwasher may get those plates spotless, but it is also probably teeming with bacteria and fungus, a new study suggests.

Sat 13 Jan 18 from Medical Xpress

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How flowering plants conquered the world

Scientists solve Darwin's "abominable mystery": How flowers rapidly evolved and spread across the globe.

Sat 13 Jan 18 from BBC News

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