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A novel synthetic antibody enables conditional 'protein knockdown' in vertebrates

The research groups led by Dr. Jörg Mansfeld of the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden (BIOTEC) and Dr. Caren Norden of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Researchers use bacteria to cure fungal infections

Researchers in the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering have cured fungal infections using a soil-dwelling bacteria. The findings of the research ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists create new technology and solve a key puzzle for cellular memory

With a new groundbreaking technique, researchers from University of Copenhagen have managed to identify a protein that is responsible for cellular memory transmission when cells divide. The ...

Thu 16 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Plant nutrient acquisition entices herbivore

Thu 16 Aug 18 from Science Now

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How do plants rest photosynthetic activity at night?

Photosynthesis, the process by which plants generate food, is a powerful piece of molecular machinery that needs sunlight to run. The proteins involved in photosynthesis need to be 'on' when ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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How a 'jellyfish'-shaped structure relieves pressure in your cells

Scientists at Scripps Research have solved the structure of a key protein that senses when our cells swell. This protein, called SWELL1 (or LRRC8A), works as an "ion channel" on the cell membrane ...

Thu 16 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Light-engineered bacterial shapes could hold key to future labs-on-a-chip

Scientists have used light patterns to control the swimming speed of bacteria and direct them to form different shapes, according to a new study in the journal eLife.

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Chips, light and coding moves the front line in beating bacteria

The never-ending fight against bacteria has taken a turn in humanity's favor with the announcement of a tool that could give the upper hand in drug research.

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Understanding the enzyme that enables bacteria to breathe arsenic

Arsenic-contaminated drinking water is a major health hazard, with chronic exposure causing illnesses and cancers. The World Health Organization estimates that in Bangladesh, for example, over ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Researchers assemble library of sugars

Sugar structures called GAGs are present in almost all tissues in the human body, and have important functions in various diseases. The understanding of these sugar structures is limited, because ...

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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