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Cells divide by 'bricklaying on moving scaffolding'

It is the most crucial mechanism in life - the division of cells. For 25 years, it has been known that bacteria split into two by forming a Z ring at their centre. They use this to cut themselves ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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New studies unravel mysteries of how PARP enzymes work

A component of an enzyme family linked to DNA repair, stress responses, and cancer also plays a role in enhancing or inhibiting major cellular activities under physiological conditions, new ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Medical Xpress

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New antibiotic from bacteria found on Kenyan ant could help beat MRSA

A new antibiotic, produced by bacteria found on a species of African ant, is very potent against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' like MRSA according to scientists.

Wed 15 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Using super resolution imaging to map adherens junction machinery

The development of super resolution microscopy has revolutionised how scientists view and understand the inner workings of the cell. Just as advances in satellite camera technology gave rise ...

Wed 15 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Sperm-egg fusion proteins have same structure as those used by Zika and other viruses

The protein that helps the sperm and egg fuse together in sexual reproduction can also fuse regular cells together. Recent findings by a team of biomedical researchers from the Technion-Israel ...

Tue 14 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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New metalloid oxide reducing bacteria found in manitoba's nopiming gold mine tailings

A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology has identified new toxic metalloid-reducing bacteria in highly polluted abandoned gold mine tailings in Manitoba's Nopiming Provincial ...

Tue 14 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Sulfide-sensing mechanisms in purple bacteria

Recent evidence demonstrates that the origins of photosynthesis can be found in deep sea hydrothermal vents, where microbes evolved to obtain energy from ejected hydrogen sulfide and methane ...

Mon 13 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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How to be a successful pest: Lessons from the green peach aphid

UK Scientists, in collaboration with groups in Europe and the US, have discovered why the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is one of the most destructive pests to many of our most important ...

Mon 13 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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New tool can help researchers identify enzymes—and their abundance—in microbiomes

For researchers studying the possible connections between human health and the trillions of microbes that inhabit our digestive tract, what makes the work so exciting is also what makes it challenging.

Mon 13 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Stinky armpits? Bacteria from a less smelly person can fix them

Bacteria in your armpits are to blame for body odour, and some people have it particularly bad. But bacteria from a more fragrant relative can help

Fri 10 Feb 17 from Newscientist

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