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A new mechanism for how animal cells stay intact

Almost eight years ago, Stanford University bioengineer Manu Prakash was looking for a way to watch every cell in an adult living, behaving animal in elaborate detail. He searched the catalog ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Researchers discover what pneumococcus says to make you sick

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have identified a molecule that plays a key role in bacterial communication and infection. Their findings add a new word to pneumococcus' molecular dictionary ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Thomas Steitz, Biologist and X-Ray Crystallographer, Dies

Steitz determined the atomic structure of the ribosome, work for which he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from The Scientist

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Classifying microbes differently leads to discovery

Changing the way microbes are classified can reveal similarities among mammals' gut microbiomes, according to a new study that proposes an alternative method for classifying microbes to provide ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from ScienceDaily

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Goldilocks principle in biology: Fine-tuning the 'just right' signal load

In 'Goldilock and the Three Bears', Goldilock finds that only one bowl of porridge has the ''just right'' temperature, and in the same way within biology, you can find the 'just right' conditions ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from ScienceDaily

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Researchers pinpoint ideal protein to help seniors rebuild lost muscle

While exercise buffs have long used protein supplements to gain muscle, new research from McMaster University suggests one protein source in particular, whey protein, is most effective for seniors ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Medical Xpress

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How to make fish shine

Scientists from the University of Bath have helped to figure out why shoals of fish flash silver as they twist through the water by studying how the shiny silver cells are created in zebrafish.

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Meet the trillions of viruses that make up your virome

If you think you don't have viruses, think again.

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Louisiana amphibian shows unique resistance to global disease

Amphibian populations around the world are declining due to a skin disease caused by fungus. However, an amphibian commonly found in Louisiana, the three-toed amphiuma, has shown a resistance ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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