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Pinpointing natural cancer drug's true origins brings sustainable production a step closer

For decades, scientists have known that ET-743, a compound extracted from a marine invertebrate called a mangrove tunicate, can kill cancer cells. The drug has been approved for use in patients ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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New chip makes testing for antibiotic-resistant bacteria faster, easier

We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don't respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. A 2015 Health Canada report estimates ...

Tue 26 May 15 from Phys.org

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Pheromones produced by gut bacteria found to kill resistant variants of its own kind

(Phys.org)A team of researchers with members from Harvard Medical School and the University of Kansas has found that pheromones produced by one type of non-resistant bacteria can kill other ...

Tue 26 May 15 from Phys.org

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Bacteria cooperate to repair damaged siblings

A University of Wyoming faculty member led a research team that discovered a certain type of soil bacteria can use their social behavior of outer membrane exchange (OME) to repair damaged cells ...

Thu 21 May 15 from Phys.org

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Study finds cells that become sperm or eggs in humans are vulnerable during pregnancy

A new study, published online today by Amander Clark, Ph.D., at the UCLA Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, significantly furthers the understanding of ...

Fri 22 May 15 from Phys.org

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Advances in technology and computational analysis paving the way for translational studies

The Human Genome Project gave us an incredible foundation from which to understand our potential genetic repertoire. In order to understand the actual roles of particular genes in disease, however, ...

Fri 22 May 15 from Phys.org

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Genetically Modified Yeast Can 'Home-Brew' Morphine

In the near future, amateur basement brewers mulling over their next batch may struggle to choose between concocting an IPA or an opioid. Scientists have recently announced that they've genetically ...

Tue 19 May 15 from Discover Magazine

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Nicotinoid and fungal disease team up to break down termites' tough defenses

Purdue University research shows that a small amount of nicotinoid pesticide substantially weakens termites' ability to fight off fungal diseases, a finding that could lead to more effective ...

Wed 20 May 15 from Phys.org

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Natural plant chemicals could help fight tooth decay, study shows

Oral care products containing a natural chemical that stops bacteria harming teeth could help prevent decay, a study suggests.

Wed 20 May 15 from Phys.org

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Phage spread antibiotic resistance

Investigators found that nearly half of the 50 chicken meat samples purchased from supermarkets, street markets, and butchers in Austria contained viruses that are capable of transferring antibiotic ...

Fri 15 May 15 from Phys.org

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