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Oxygen can wake up dormant bacteria for antibiotic attacks

Bacterial resistance does not come just through adaptation to antibiotics, sometimes the bacteria simply go to sleep. An international team of researchers is looking at compounds that attack ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Protein disrupts infectious biofilms

Many infectious pathogens are difficult to treat because they develop into biofilms, layers of metabolically active but slowly growing bacteria embedded in a protective layer of slime, which ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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New imaging technique may allow scientists to better understand how proteins work

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with UT Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Chicago has developed a new imaging technique that may give scientists a relatively simple means to ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Newly discovered bacteria-binding protein in the intestine

Deficiency in a certain protein in the gastrointestinal tract has been shown to lead to both inflammation and abdominal fat accumulation in mice. The discovery provides yet another piece of ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Medical Xpress

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Sniffing out your dinner in the dark: How miniature predators get their favourite soil bacteria

Tiny predators in the soil can literally sniff out their prey: soil bacteria, which communicate with each other using scent. A team of researchers from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Scientists examine bacterium found 1,000 feet underground

Pioneering work being carried out in a cave in New Mexico by researchers at McMaster University and The University of Akron, Ohio, is changing the understanding of how antibiotic resistance ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Bacteria resistant to antibiotic of last resort found in US piggery

Piglets' environment harboured carbapenem-resistant bacteria, but there was no evidence of the microbes making it out of the farm in pork products. Belinda Smith reports.

Mon 5 Dec 16 from Cosmos Magazine

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An atlas of where proteins are found in cells

Spot the nucleoli ONE of the most important concepts in biology is compartmentalisation. Different organs do different jobs within bodies. Different tissues do different jobs within organs. ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from The Economist

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What makes a neuron a neuron? Study finds clues in RNA-binding proteins in brain cells

It remains unclear to scientists why almost every RNA-binding protein has a sibling - or "paralog." While such sibling proteins have the same origins and are similar to each other in a number ...

Tue 6 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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Unique strain of lactic acid bacteria in Buryat milk is found

Scientists from the Microbiology Department of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have discovered a new strain of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) that could be promising ...

Wed 7 Dec 16 from Phys.org

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