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Research shows new mechanism that can cause eye inflammation

Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting demonstrates a new way bacteria can cause dramatic morphological changes in human cells. Specifically, the researchers discovered that ...

Mon 20 Jun 16 from Medical Xpress

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Russian biologists determine how frog heads are formed

Russian biologists have studied the Noggin4 protein, which plays a crucial role in the formation of Xenopus toad heads (Xenopus laevis). The results of the research, published in Scientific ...

Mon 20 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Molecular map provides clues to zinc-related diseases

Mapping the molecular structure where medicine goes to work is a crucial step toward drug discovery against deadly diseases.

Mon 20 Jun 16 from Medical Xpress

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Bacterial physiology—two sensors for the price of one

Uptake of potassium by bacteria is regulated by a single protein that senses the concentration of this cation both inside the cell and in the external medium, and controls the expression of ...

Fri 17 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Diarrhoeal pathogen measures human body temperature with RNA thermometer

Using cutting-edge high-throughput sequencing methods, researchers have mapped all RNA structures of a diarrhoeal pathogen at once. In the process, they identified a number of temperature-responsive ...

Wed 15 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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Microbes in pressed grapes may predict flavor metabolites in the finished wine

The microbial mix found in grape juice during the winemaking process may help shape the terroir of a finished wine, report food scientists at the University of California, Davis. In a study ...

Tue 14 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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UC Davis study finds antibiotics increase availability of nutrients in the gut, enabling growth of pathogens

SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Researchled by Andreas Bäumler, professor of medical immunology and microbiology at UC Davis Health System, has identified a new mechanism explaining how antibiotics change ...

Wed 15 Jun 16 from HealthCanal

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Insights into the ecology of the microbiome

The microbiome is like a fingerprint: every person's community of microbes is complex and unique. But the underlying dynamics, the interactions between the microbes that shape these microbial ...

Mon 13 Jun 16 from Medical Xpress

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Roadmap for advanced cell manufacturing shows path to cell-based therapeutics

An industry-driven consortium has developed a national roadmap designed to chart the path to large-scale manufacturing of cell-based therapeutics for use in a broad range of illnesses including ...

Mon 13 Jun 16 from Medical Xpress

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Unraveling the food web in your gut

Despite recent progress, the organization and ecological properties of the intestinal microbial ecosystem remain under investigated. Using a manually curated metabolic module framework for (meta-)genomic ...

Mon 13 Jun 16 from Phys.org

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