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Good networkers make prime targets: Pathogens specifically target multi-function proteins

Proteins form either small or large networks to perform their functions. How these protein networks are subverted by pathogens, has been investigated on a plant model by a research team headed ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists discover tropical tree microbiome in Panama

Human skin and gut microbes influence processes from digestion to disease resistance. Despite the fact that tropical forests are the most biodiverse terrestrial ecosystems on the planet, more ...

Mon 15 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Protein courtship revealed through chemist's lens

Staying clear of diseases requires that the proteins in our cells cooperate with one another. But, it has been a well-guarded secret how tens of thousands of different proteins find the correct ...

Mon 15 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Big technological leap in treating PCB contamination in the environment

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering have developed a novel approach that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of destroying polychlorinated ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Collaboration drives achievement in protein structure research

When this week's print issue of the journal Science comes out, a collective cheer will go up from New Mexico, Montana and even the Netherlands, thanks to the type of collaborative effort that ...

Mon 15 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Think big: Bacteria breach cell division size limit

The life of a cell is straightforward: it doubles, divides in the middle and originates two identical daughter cells. Therefore, it has been long assumed that cells of the same kind are similarly ...

Mon 15 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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New insights in survival strategies of bacteria

Bacteria are particularly ingenious when it comes to survival strategies. They often create a biofilm to protect themselves from a hostile environment, for example during treatment with antibiotics. ...

Sun 14 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Measuring modified protein structures

Swiss researchers have developed a new approach to measure proteins with structures that change. This could enable new diagnostic tools for the early recognition of neurodegenerative diseases ...

Sun 14 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Cells put off protein production during times of stress

Living cells are like miniature factories, responsible for the production of more than 25,000 different proteins with very specific 3-D shapes. And just as an overwhelmed assembly line can begin ...

Thu 11 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Impact on gut microbiota of a fermented milk product containing probiotics

Scientists from INRA and Danone Nutricia Research have shown the effect of a fermented milk product containing probiotics on the gut microbiota, using a novel high resolution bioinformatics ...

Fri 12 Sep 14 from Medical Xpress

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