Microbiology News

Seeking structure with metagenome sequences

For proteins, appearance matters. These important molecules largely form a cell's structures and carry out its functions: proteins control growth and influence mobility, serve as catalysts, ...

Thu 19 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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Microbial 'bodyguard' oozes antibiotics in moth larvae gut

The bacterium Enterococcus mundtii helps keep nasties at bay – at least in the common leafworm. Amy Middleton reports.

Thu 19 Jan 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Bacterial discovery solves 20-year-old molecular paleontology mystery

A fatty molecule thought to be unique to flowering plants has turned up in bacteria skimmed from the Adriatic Sea. The surprising finding solves a 20-year-old paleontological mystery and could ...

Fri 20 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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Team discovers how bacteria exploit a chink in the body's armor

Scientists have discovered how a unique bacterial enzyme can blunt the body's key weapons in its fight against infection.

Fri 20 Jan 17 from Medical Xpress

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Quality control inside the cell

The ability to dispose of proteins that are either aberrant or (in the worst case) toxic is fundamental to a cell's survival. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been ...

Thu 19 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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Time to put TB on a diet

Global Tuberculosis Report, the disease kills over 1.5 million people a year. Although the mortality rate has dropped by 47% since 1990 due to advances in preventive and treatment options, the ...

Thu 19 Jan 17 from Medical Xpress

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System holds promise for study of biological systems, biosensors and bio-hybrid devices

Researchers from the University of Maryland (UMD) are working to develop an electrogenetic device to direct gene expression, an achievement that holds promise for controlling biological systems ...

Wed 18 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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Molecular characterization of the autotransport process of Yersinia adhesin A (YadA)

Adhesins are surface structures of bacteria that facilitate their attachment to host cells or non-living materials. Most adhesins do not just bind to any surface; rather, they recognize specific ...

Wed 18 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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Major advance in the understanding of the transport of RNA

Messenger RNAs bearing the genetic information for the synthesis of proteins are delivered to defined sites in the cell cytoplasm by molecular motors. LMU researchers have elucidated how the ...

Tue 17 Jan 17 from Phys.org

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Many more people could still die from mad cow disease in the UK

A man who has died of vCJD has shown that the disease can affect a second genetic subtype of people. It’s likely these people take longer to develop symptoms

Wed 18 Jan 17 from Newscientist

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