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Researchers discover protein protecting against chlorine

Chlorine is a common disinfectant that is used to kill bacteria, for example in swimming pools and drinking water supplies. Our immune system also produces chlorine, which causes proteins in ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Microbes on Pubic Hair Could Help Solve Sexual Crimes

Forensic specialists may have a new tool to catch perpetrators of sexual assault – and it is courtesy of the microbiome. The microbiome, the community of bacteria and viruses that live on and ...

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Discover Magazine

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New study offers novel insights into pathogen behavior

A new study by a team of researchers that includes University of Notre Dame scientists Joshua Shrout and Mark Alber provides new insights into the behavior of an important bacterial pathogen.

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Antibiotic resistance is a gut reaction

Scientists from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how certain gut bacteria can protect themselves and others in the gut from antibiotics.

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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New technology directly reprograms skin fibroblasts for a new role

As the main component of connective tissue in the body, fibroblasts are the most common type of cell. Taking advantage of that ready availability, scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine ...

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Human DNA shows traces of 40 million-year battle for survival between primate and pathogen

Examination of DNA from 21 primate species - from squirrel monkeys to humans - exposes an evolutionary war against infectious bacteria over iron that circulates in the host's bloodstream. Supported ...

Thu 11 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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New theory suggests alternate path led to rise of the eukaryotic cell

As a fundamental unit of life, the cell is central to all of biology. Better understanding how complex cells evolved and work promises new revelations in areas as diverse as cancer research ...

Fri 12 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Next-generation treatment for urinary tract infections may focus on fitness genes

Urinary tract infections can occur with no apparent cause, and as effectiveness of antibiotics fades, treating them is also becoming less predictable.

Wed 10 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Yeast are first cells known to cure themselves of prions

Yeast cells can sometimes reverse the protein misfolding and clumping associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's, according to new research from the University of Arizona.

Tue 9 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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How did life become complex, and could it happen beyond Earth?

When astrobiologists contemplate life on nearby planets or moons, they often suggest such life would be simple. Instead of there being some kind of multicellular organism on, say, Jupiter's ...

Tue 9 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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