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Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change

Viruses don't always kill their microbial hosts. In many cases, they develop a mutually beneficial relationship: the virus establishes itself inside the microbe and, in return, grants its host ...

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Physicists develop a new method to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic State University have suggested a method to identify single antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis-causing bacteria. The new method detects the bacteria ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Working proteins make good use of frustration

Proteins fold according to a script written in the pattern of their amino acids. But to function properly, some parts must ad-lib.

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists discover genes that help harmful bacteria thwart treatment

A Rutgers-led team has discovered two genes that make some strains of harmful Staphyloccocus bacteria resistant to treatment by copper, a potent and frequently used antibacterial agent.

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Researchers uncover mechanism of protein transport in mitochondria

The research labs of Dr. Thomas Becker and Dr. Nikolaus Pfanner from the Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Freiburg have reported a function of the metabolite ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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New anti-CRISPR proteins discovered in soil and human gut

Scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU) have found four new anti-CRISPR proteins that are distributed across different environments. The new study published ...

Wed 6 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Could germs in your gut send you into depression?

Certain bacteria dwelling in the human gut might feed depression, according to a new study that adds evidence to the theory.

Mon 4 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Novel enzyme discovered in intestinal bacteria

The human intestinal system contains a complex community of microorganisms, the intestinal microbiome, which metabolizes food components that have not readily been digested. However, there are ...

Wed 6 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Better assessing bacteria sensitivity to antibiotics could change how drugs are prescribed

We rely on antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, but the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria forces doctors and patients to contend with shifting treatment plans. Furthermore, current ...

Tue 5 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Insight into protein formation could aid understanding of diseases

Scientists have shed light on a biological process that helps the production of healthy cells, which may aid understanding of neurological diseases and other conditions.

Mon 4 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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