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Protein evolution follows a modular principle

Proteins impart shape and stability to cells, drive metabolic processes and transmit signals. To perform these manifold tasks, they fold into complex three-dimensional shapes. Scientists at ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Bacteria's bodies do whirlies to help them swim

Kidney-shaped Caulobacter crescentus bacteria swim with both their corkscrew propellers called flagella and their bodies, scientists say.

22 hours ago from ScienceNews

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New study shows therapeutic bacteria prevent obesity in mice

A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat ...

24 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Communication between nostril/skin microbiome bacteria can influence pathogen behavior

A team of scientists has made an important discovery about the molecular interactions that occur between generally benign species of Propionibacterium bacteria and the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus ...

24 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Gut microbes help packrats eat poison

Antiobiotics and fecal transplants in desert woodrats shown that gut microbes can help plant-eaters metabolize toxins.

Mon 21 Jul 14 from ScienceNews

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Using synthetic biology to make new antibiotics

Research at Victoria University of Wellington could lead to a new generation of antibiotics, helping tackle the global issue of 'superbugs' that are resistant to modern medicine.

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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New technique maps life's effects on our DNA

Researchers at the BBSRC-funded Babraham Institute, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Single Cell Genomics Centre, have developed a powerful new single-cell technique ...

Sun 20 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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Speedy computation enables scientists to reconstruct an animal's development cell by cell

Recent advances in imaging technology are transforming how scientists see the cellular universe, showing the form and movement of once grainy and blurred structures in stunning detail. But extracting ...

Sun 20 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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When temperatures get cold, newly-discovered process helps fruit flies cope

Cold-blooded animals cannot regulate their body temperature, so their cells are stressed when facing temperature extremes. Worse still, even at slightly colder temperatures, some biological ...

Mon 21 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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A new cellular garbage control pathway with relevance for human neurodegenerative diseases

Proteins, the components of our body that execute, control and organize basically all functions in our cells, are made out of strings of amino acids, which like an origami - are folded into ...

Fri 18 Jul 14 from Medical Xpress

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