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New study upends current theories of how mitochondria began

Parasitic bacteria were the first cousins of the mitochondria that power cells in animals and plants and first acted as energy parasites in those cells before becoming beneficial, according ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Scientific breakthrough will help design the antibiotics of the future

Researchers at the University of Bristol focused on the role of enzymes in the bacteria, which split the structure of the antibiotic and stop it working, making the bacteria resistant.

Fri 17 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Tick protein does the trick to fight infection

A protein in ticks that protects them against the cold could inspire a new class of antibiotics for humans, according to a Yale University study.

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Misfolded proteins clump together in a surprising place

Scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have made a surprising finding about the aggregates of misfolded cellular proteins that have been linked to aging-related disorders such ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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New front in war on Alzheimer's and other protein-linked brain diseases

A surprise discovery that overturns decades of thinking about how the body fixes proteins that come unraveled greatly expands opportunities for therapies to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Cell architecture: Finding common ground

When it comes to cellular architecture, function follows form. Plant cells contain a dynamic cytoskeleton which is responsible for directing cell growth, development, movement, and division. ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists identify "nave-like" human stem cell

Scientists from our university and Berlin have identified a type of human stem cell that appears to be "nave-like" able to develop into any type of cell. The discovery of this cell type could ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Designer viruses could be the new antibiotics

Bacterial infections remain a major threat to human and animal health. Worse still, the catalogue of useful antibiotics is shrinking as pathogens build up resistance to these drugs. There are ...

Wed 15 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Swiss scientists explain evolution of extreme parasites

Extreme adaptations of species often cause such significant changes that their evolutionary history is difficult to reconstruct. Zoologists at the University of Basel in Switzerland have now ...

Tue 14 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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