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Scientists discover seemingly paradoxical mechanism for regulating oil synthesis

Scientists studying plant biochemistry at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory recently made a surprising discovery: They found that a protein that turns on oil synthesis ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Treatment for common cause of diarrhea more promising

One of the most common causes of diarrhea worldwide—accounting for millions of cases and tens of thousands of deaths, mostly of small children—is the parasite Cryptosporidium. Doctors can treat ...

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Frog protein may mitigate dangers posed by toxic marine microbes

A new study from UC San Francisco suggests that a protein found in the common bullfrog may one day be used to detect and neutralize a poisonous compound produced by red tides and other harmful ...

Wed 19 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial

Researchers at the JCU Turtle Health Research Facility have conducted a first-of-its-kind study using what's known as phage therapy as an option for bacterial infections in green sea turtles.

Wed 19 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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How bacteria protect themselves from plasma treatment

Plasmas are created from gas that is pumped with energy. Today, plasmas are already used against multi-resistant pathogens in clinical applications, for example to treat chronic wounds. "Plasmas ...

Wed 19 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Researchers describe new functions of protein that play key role in some tumors and rare diseases

Cohesin is a protein complex that is essential for chromosome segregation in dividing cells. Recent evidence suggests that it also plays an important role in 3-D genome architecture, which folds ...

Tue 18 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

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New evidence supports the presence of microbes in the placenta

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine previously found evidence that the placenta harbors a sparse but still present community of microorganisms, which they and other researchers speculate ...

Tue 18 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

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Artificial peptide bond formation provides clues to creation of life on Earth

The main constituents of cells, tissue, organs, and whole organisms are proteins, which are built by the addition of amino acids one after another to form long protein chains called polypeptides. ...

Tue 18 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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RNR 'switch' offers hope in battling antibiotic resistant bacteria

New research from Cornell University offers a new pathway for targeting pathogens in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Mon 17 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Dundee lab solves HOIL-1 mystery

The mysterious function of a key protein has been revealed following a breakthrough by University of Dundee scientists.

Mon 17 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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