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Researchers identify new mechanism to aid cells under stress

A team of biologists from NYU and Harvard has identified new details in a cellular mechanism that serves as a defense against stress. The findings potentially offer insights into tumor progression ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Cells take sole responsibility for Merkel cell maintenance

Researchers have identified a population of "progenitor" cells in the skin that are solely responsible for the generation and maintenance of touch-sensing Merkel cells. The study appears in ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers find unusually elastic protein

Scientists at Heidelberg University have discovered an unusually elastic protein in one of the most ancient groups of animals, the over 600-million-year-old cnidarians. The protein is a part ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Team discovers evolutionary mechanism that allows bacteria to resist antibiotics

In research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D., discovered ...

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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'Genetic firewall' holds engineered microbes captive

Newly invented strains of E. coli require artificial amino acids, promising better safeguards for biomedical and industrial uses

Wed 21 Jan 15 from Science Now

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Trust your gut: E. coli may hold one of the keys to treating Parkinson's

E. coli usually brings to mind food poisoning and beach closures, but researchers recently discovered a protein in E.. coli that inhibits the accumulation of potentially toxic amyloids—a hallmark ...

Thu 22 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Environmental scientists find antibiotics, bacteria, resistance genes in feedlot dust

After testing dust in the air near cattle feedlots in the Southern High Plains, researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University found evidence of antibiotics, ...

Fri 23 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Lab-bound bacteria could lead to 'safer' GM organisms

Genetically modified E. coli have been created to survive only if they have access to unnatural amino acids, dying if they escape into the wild

Thu 22 Jan 15 from Newscientist

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Ribosomal motor crucial part of cellular protein factory

The ribosome is the protein-making "factory" within cells responsible for knitting together amino acids into polypeptide chains that form proteins.

Thu 22 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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New type of antibiotic resistance living in hiding

Aggressive infections constitute an increasing health problem all over the world. The development of bacterial resistance development is immense, and in the USA, resistant staphylococci cause ...

Wed 21 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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