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Using bacterial 'fight clubs' to find new drugs

Creating bacterial "fight clubs" is an effective way to find new drugs from natural sources.

Mon 29 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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SAPH-ire helps scientists prioritize protein modification research

Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research ...

Mon 29 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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A person's diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs

The acidity of urine—as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet—may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research, at Washington ...

Thu 25 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Scientists decipher the tick-tock of biological clocks

Researchers at the University of California, Merced, have taken another step toward unlocking the mysteries of the biological clock.

Thu 25 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Engineered particles produce toxins deadly to targeted bacteria

The global rise in antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to public health, damaging our ability to fight deadly infections such as tuberculosis.

Thu 25 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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UVA fertilization discovery may lead to male contraceptive

Groundbreaking new reproductive research from the School of Medicine has identified key molecular events that could be playing a critical role as sperm and egg fuse to create new life. The findings ...

Tue 23 Jun 15 from Medical Xpress

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Old-school literature search helps ecologist identify puzzling parasite

A months-long literature search that involved tracking down century-old scientific papers and translating others from Czech and French helped University of Michigan ecologist Meghan Duffy answer ...

Tue 23 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Unpacking the mysteries of bacterial cell cycle regulation

As part of their long-term investigation of regulatory factors in the bacterial cell cycle, molecular biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst now report finding a surprising new ...

Mon 22 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Legumes control infection of nodules by both symbiotic and endophytic bacteria

New research results show that legume plants selectively regulate access and accommodation of both symbiotic and endophytic bacteria inside root nodule. This provides a solid basis and platform ...

Mon 22 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Scientists find evidence of key ingredient during dawn of life

Before there were cells on Earth, simple, tiny catalysts most likely evolved the ability to speed up and synchronize the chemical reactions necessary for life to rise from the primordial soup. ...

Thu 18 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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