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Pathogen predicament: How bacteria propel themselves out of a tight spot

Scientists have deciphered how some types of "swimming" bacteria have evolved to be able to escape when trapped in small spaces.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Switch-in-a-cell electrifies life

Scientists at Rice University have developed synthetic protein switches to control the flow of electrons.

Mon 17 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Biodegradable, edible film kills pathogens on seafood

A biodegradable, edible film made with plant starch and antimicrobial compounds may control the growth of foodborne pathogens on seafood, according to a group of international researchers.

Mon 17 Dec 18 from Medical Xpress

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New, rapid and robust method for single cell profiling

Many of the cell types in our bodies work in obscure ways that science does not yet fully understand. That also goes for immune cells, which are vital for protecting us against serious diseases.

Mon 17 Dec 18 from Medical Xpress

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The gene helping submerged plants

Climate change threatens plants as the risks of flooding increase. A new study from Stockholm University shows that special genes are key to keeping plants from withering, remaining healthy ...

Mon 17 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Protein involved in nematode stress response identified

When humans experience stress, their inner turmoil may not be apparent to an outside observer. But many animals deal with stressful circumstances—overcrowded conditions, not enough food—by completely ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Septin proteins act as cellular police to identify, imprison and kill 'superbug' Shigella

Using state-of-the art technologies to image human cells and study infection at the level of a single bacterial cell, the research team, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Swarming behavior discovered in fish-dwelling parasite

Johns Hopkins researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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An invention enables the production of a natural sweetener

A research group from Oulu University has developed a method capable of producing the natural sweetener brazzein. Production of brazzein as a good tasting sweetener has long been in development ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Lifespan extension at low temperatures is genetically controlled, study suggests

Why do we age? Despite more than a century of research (and a vast industry of youth-promising products), what causes our cells and organs to deteriorate with age is still unknown.

Tue 11 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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