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Annals of scavenging: A diet to die for

VULTURES are not exactly picky eaters. The carcasses on which they dine swiftly decompose, broken down by micro-organisms that excrete a range of nasty toxins. This makes decaying flesh ...

Thu 27 Nov 14 from The Economist

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How do our muscles work? Scientists reveal important new insights into muscle protein

Scientists led by Kristina Djinovi?-Carugo at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna have elucidated the molecular structure and ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Precise measurements of microbial ecosystems

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) has succeeded for the first time in describing the complex relationships within an ecosystem in unprecedented detail. For their work, carried ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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New method for quickly determining antibiotic resistance

Scientists from Uppsala University, the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm and Uppsala University Hospital have developed a new method of rapidly identifying which bacteria ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Animals steal defenses from bacteria: Microbe toxin genes have jumped to ticks, mites and other animals

It's a dog eat dog world, and bacteria have been living in it for a long time. It's of no surprise that bacteria have a sophisticated arsenal to compete with each other for valuable resources ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Life's extremists may be an untapped source of antibacterial drugs

One of the most mysterious forms of life may turn out to be a rich and untapped source of antibacterial drugs.

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Revolutionizing the interaction between plants and bacteria

Production of legumes, such as lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas, important for human nutrition, could increase, thanks to the contributions of a scientific group that revolutionized the study ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Going against the flow: Targeting bacterial motility to combat disease

The ability to move enables bacteria to reach a specific niche or leave hostile environments. The bacterium Mycoplasma gallisepticum is a poultry pathogen and capable of gliding over solid surfaces. ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers discover a nitrogen sensor widespread in the plant kingdom

Quantitatively, nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients for the growth of plant organisms from simple green algae to highly developed flowering plants. Nitrogen supply is essential ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Signaling molecule crucial to stem cell reprogramming

While investigating a rare genetic disorder, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a ubiquitous signaling molecule is crucial to cellular ...

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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