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Scientists find potential disease-fighting 'warheads' hidden in bacteria

Bacteria found in soil may harbor a potential game-changer for drug design. A new study by Scripps Research, published today in Nature Communications, suggests scientists could build better ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Meet the microbe that breaks the "universal rule" of DNA

In a similar way to the binary code of ones and zeroes that tell a computer program what to do, living cells follow instructions encoded in DNA to construct organisms. It's long been ...

9 hours ago from Gizmag

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Dirt Could Help Fight Superbugs

About 23,000 Americans die each year due to a bacterial infection resistant to antibiotics. Since 2010, the number of children who have become resistant has increased sevenfold. In recent years, ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Discover Magazine

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Study shows how a gene helps plants manage their protein production in stressful times

The lab of Federica Brandizzi is showing how a gene helps plants adjust protein production during stressful times. The study is in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Network biology reveals pathogen targets in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana

How are proteins in the cells of a flowering plant similar to social networks on Twitter or Facebook? And how might both of those be related to the way pathogens make plants or people sick?

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Observing the cell's protein factories during self-assembly

Berlin-based researchers have produced snapshots of cellular ribosomes. Their findings could set us on the path towards a new class of antibiotics. The study—a basic science study conducted ...

Thu 14 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Cryo-EM reveals interaction between major drug targets

For the first time, scientists have visualized the interaction between two critical components of the body's vast cellular communication network, a discovery that could lead to more effective ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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First vision of bacteria "harpooning" DNA to accelerate evolution

Bacteria evolve fast – and that could be bad news for those of us who don't want to see easily-treatable diseases make a roaring comeback. Resistance to antibiotics is a growing concern, ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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Key difference between humans and other mammals is skin deep, says study

While humans and other species share some of the same genetic information, new research found that humans are unique among mammals when it comes to the types and diversity of microorganisms ...

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Tricking bacteria into hydroxylating benzene

Nagoya University researchers use E.coli to convert benzene into phenol, simplifying a chemical reaction that is difficult by conventional methods

Mon 11 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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