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Researchers build DNA replication in a model synthetic cell

Researchers at Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with colleagues at the Autonomous University of Madrid, have created an artificial DNA blueprint for the replication of DNA in ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Human protein important for cellular communication resembles bacterial toxin

A protein that plays an important role in embryonic development and nervous system wiring in humans appears to have been borrowed from bacteria. In a study published April 19, 2018, in Cell, ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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A new Listeria species from Costa Rica identified

Listeria costaricensis is the official name given to the new bacterial species described by investigators from the Costa Rican Institute of Technology (TEC) and the WHO-collaborating center ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Medical Xpress

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How does plant DNA avoid the ravages of UV radiation?

If the ultraviolet radiation from the sun damages human DNA to cause health problems, does UV radiation also damage plant DNA? The answer is yes, but because plants can't come in from the sun ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Honeybees are struggling to get enough good bacteria

Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and even well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honeybees to store food and fight off diseases, a new study suggests.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Solving the structure of ATP synthase

A team of scientists headed by Rosalind Franklin University Professor David M. Mueller, PhD, has solved the structure of mitochondrial ATP synthase, an enzyme that makes ATP, adenosine triphosphate, ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Machine learning techniques may reveal cause-effect relationships in protein dynamics data

Machine learning algorithms excel at finding complex patterns within big data, so researchers often use them to make predictions. Researchers are pushing this emerging technology beyond finding ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Foodborne illness caused by common agricultural practice, casts doubts on biocidal product labeling

Chlorine, commonly used in the agriculture industry to decontaminate fresh produce, can make foodborne pathogens undetectable, according to new research published in mBio, an open-access journal ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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The microbiome of a native plant is much more resilient than expected

Without microorganisms humans would not be able to survive. Especially our gut flora is an extremely densely populated ecosystem that houses billions of bacteria which help us to digest or detoxify ...

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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When toxins preserve populations

Some soil bacteria can alter their environment in such a way as to endanger their own survival unless, that is, toxins do not impede their growth beforehand.

Tue 17 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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