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Your Bacterial 'Aura' Follows You From Place to Place

Housemates may share more than a Netflix subscription and a mortgage – they also host an abundance of shared microbes, which significantly shape a home's overall micro-environment, according ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Discover Magazine

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Prions can trigger 'stuck' wine fermentations, researchers find

A chronic problem in winemaking is "stuck fermentation," when yeast that should be busily converting grape sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide prematurely shuts down, leaving the remaining ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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New type of cell movement discovered

For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell movement. These classic tissue culture tools, however, only permit two-dimensional movement, very different from the three-dimensional ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Team identifies possible bacterial drivers of inflammatory bowel diseases

Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients' own ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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How the zebrafish gets its stripes

The zebrafish, a small fresh water fish, owes its name to a striking pattern of blue stripes alternating with golden stripes. Three major pigment cell types, black cells, reflective silvery ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Cicada study discovers two genomes that function as one

Two is company, three is a crowd. But in the case of the cicada, that's a good thing.

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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New tool aids stem cell engineering for medical research

A Mayo Clinic researcher and his collaborators have developed an online analytic tool that will speed up and enhance the process of re-engineering cells for biomedical investigation. CellNet ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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'Zombie' bacteria are nothing to be afraid of

A cell is not a soap bubble that can simply pinch in two to reproduce. The ability to faithfully copy genetic material and distribute it equally to daughter cells is fundamental to all forms ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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A touching story: The ancient conversation between plants, fungi and bacteria

The mechanical force that a single fungal cell or bacterial colony exerts on a plant cell may seem vanishingly small, but it plays a heavy role in setting up some of the most fundamental symbiotic ...

Wed 27 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers discover why Listeria bacterium is so hard to fight

The harmful and potentially deadly bacterium Listeria is extremely good at adapting to changes. Now research from University of Southern Denmark uncovers exactly how cunning Listeria is and ...

Wed 27 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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