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Bacterial symbionts transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism

An international team of researchers have discovered a remarkable microbe with a Jekyll and Hyde character. The bacterium Burkholderia gladioli lives in specific organs of a plant-feeding beetle ...

49 minutes ago from Phys.org

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How plants form their sugar transport routes

In experiments on transport tissues in plants, researchers from Heidelberg University were able to identify factors of crucial importance for the formation of the plant tissue known as phloem. ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers build a novel switch to facilitate tagging of proteins in a cell

Rice University scientists have learned to spy on cells with a divide-and-conquer strategy to label proteins.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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New study deems dairy 'excellent' source of protein for children

Researchers at the University of Illinois are using pigs as a model to study the best way of evaluating protein quality in foods eaten by children, a method that was proposed by the Food and ...

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers find means by which mushrooms glow

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Russia, Brazil and Japan has uncovered the means by which two kinds of mushrooms glow in the dark. In their paper published on the open-access site Science ...

Thu 27 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Gut feelings linked to bacterial signals

Gut bacteria directly influence fruit fly appetites. Now to find out if the same is true with humans, writes Andrew Masterson.

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Team decoded molecular mechanism that inhibits swarming motility of bacterial populations

In nature, bacteria occur mostly in multi-cellular collectives, rather than as individuals. They are capable of coordinating their behaviour, with some species even being able to move together ...

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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With synthetic mucus, researchers take aim at antibiotic resistance

Researchers are pursuing an innovative and unexpected new avenue in the quest to fight antibiotic resistance: synthetic mucus. By studying and replicating mucus' natural ability to control pathogenic ...

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Medical Xpress

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What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?

DNA might get all the attention, but proteins do the work. The recent confirmation that it is possible to extract proteins—which are encoded by DNA and perform all of the functions that keep ...

Mon 24 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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New test can identify dangerous bacteria with resistance to last-resort antibiotic

New research suggests it is possible to quickly and accurately diagnose some the most dangerous and drug-resistant types of bacterial infections, using equipment already owned by most hospitals.

Mon 24 Apr 17 from Medical Xpress

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