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Tiny 'Ninja Stars' Destroy Superbugs without Antibiotics

The culprit looks like two innocuous transparent hotdogs in images from an optical microscope. But these suckers, stained red to become more visible, are potentially deadly ...

8 hours ago from Discovery News

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GUIDE-Seq technology might detect double-strand DNA breaks in plants

Double-stranded breaks in DNA can be detected with several technologies. Doing so in plants is exceptionally difficult, but GUIDE-Seq shows promise in new studies.

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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A compound that stops cells from making protein factories could lead to new antifungal drugs

Tiny, abundant biological factories, known as ribosomes, produce the cell's most fundamental building material: protein. If ribosomes don't work, cells can't divide—and this can be an advantage ...

Fri 23 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Researchers take a new step towards non-antibiotic bladder infection therapies

A cross-border team of scientists has gained fresh insight into the development of bladder infections, also known as cystitis. These findings are the result of a close collaboration between ...

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Medical Xpress

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To understand the oceans' microbes, follow function, not form

A University of British Columbia mathematician may have discovered a key to understanding the constantly changing distribution of microbial species in the world's oceans—classify microorganisms ...

Wed 21 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Computers learn to spot deadly bacteria

Machine learning can predict strains of bacteria likely to cause food poisoning outbreaks, research has found.

Wed 21 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Breakthrough in salt-tolerance in plants research

University of Adelaide researchers have made a breakthrough in investigating salt tolerance in plants which could lead to new salt tolerant varieties of crops, and also answer unresolved questions ...

Tue 20 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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How a bacterial virulence factor promotes its own secretion

In adhering to body cells, many bacteria cause disease. Antibiotics are the usual means for treating infection, but decades of use have led to increasing bacterial resistance. Therefore, scientists ...

Mon 19 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Method that transports microbes through the stomach to the intestine may benefit human health

The human digestive tract contains trillions of bacteria, many of which help digest food and fight off harmful bacteria. Recent studies have shown that some of these bacteria may influence, ...

Wed 14 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Rapid gene analysis method accelerates photosynthesis studies

Throughout the growing season seemingly benign clouds pass over millions of acres of crops, causing rapid fluctuations in light intensity and inadvertently robbing these plants of their productivity—this ...

Tue 13 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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