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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Jan. 27, 2016 — Biologists have utilized the largest collection of metagenomic datasets to uncover a completely novel bacterial phylum -- ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — In October 2015, researchers ran the first tests confirming the presence of Zika virus transmission in the South American country. The team documents a disease trajectory that started with nine ... read more

Virologists Investigating Novel Applications for Viruses

Jan. 26, 2016 — Viruses can be classified in a completely new way based on viral structures, new research suggests. A better understanding of how viruses work can help open up new applications for viruses in the ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — In the water above natural oil seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, where oil and gas bubbles rise almost a mile to break at the surface, scientists have discovered something unusual: phytoplankton, tiny ... read more

Biologists Develop Method for Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing

Jan. 22, 2016 — A team of biologists and biomedical researchers has developed a new method to determine if bacteria are susceptible to antibiotics within a few hours, an advance that could slow the appearance of ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — Scientists have made a 'vitamin mimic' -- a molecule that looks and acts just like a natural vitamin to bacteria -- that offers a new window into the inner workings of living ... read more

Powerful Machine-Learning Technique Uncovers Unknown Features of Pathogen

Jan. 21, 2016 — A powerful new machine-learning technique can be applied to large datasets in the biological sciences to uncover previously unknown features of organisms and their genes. For example, the technique ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A bacterium found in the remote Gobi Desert has shown talents for using the sun's light as energy, and now researchers reveal that it can be found in surprisingly many different places, ... read more

Gone Fishin' for Natural Products, With a New Dragnet

Jan. 20, 2016 — Nature contains a treasure trove of substances that could help fight human disease. Just this year, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine honored the development of drugs that fight parasites and ... read more

Immune 1-2-3 Punch Against Parasites Reveals Potentially Ancient Cell Death Pathway

Jan. 19, 2016 — The immune system's killer cells deliver a tightly controlled, 3-phase knockout punch that kills intracellular parasites through a novel pathway that an international team led by researchers has ... read more

Immunity Genes Could Protect Some from E. Coli While Others Fall Ill

Jan. 19, 2016 — When a child comes home from preschool with a stomach bug that threatens to sideline the whole family for days, why do some members of the family get sick while others are unscathed? According to a ... read more

Jan. 16, 2016 — Spending time in close contact with others means risking catching germs and getting sick. But being sociable may also help transmit 'good' microbes, finds a new study. Researchers monitored ... read more

How Bacterial Communication 'Goes With the Flow' in Causing Infection, Blockage

Jan. 14, 2016 — The destructive ability of bacteria to organize an infection or block pathways such as intestines, medical stents and wastewater pipes relies on communication with one another, report ... read more

Rats Pose Health Threat to Poultry, Humans

Jan. 14, 2016 — Rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them, according to a new study. The results also indicate that the threat rats pose to the health of poultry and humans has been ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have been able to take a series of 3D images of a large section from a medicine-synthesizing enzymes in action. The researchers believe that the images they have ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — The bacteria that causes plague, Y. pestis, may have persisted long-term in Europe from the 14th to 17th century in an unknown reservoir, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Gut microbes are well known to contribute to health and disease, but what has been less clear is how the host controls gut microbes. A study now reveals that mice and humans produce small molecules ... read more

Environmental Changes Can Elicit Fast Changes in Pathogens

Jan. 13, 2016 — Environmental changes can elicit fast changes in pathogens, say researchers, adding that their research suggests that for bacterial virulence, meat beats the veggie ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Modifying the structure of poplar wood can also alter the endosphere microbiome, the bacteria that reside inside tree tissue, new research shows. In this study, the researchers looked into how trees ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — New research uses time lapse microscopy to show that bacteria use a hedging strategy to trade off varying degrees of antibiotic resistance even when they are not under threat. This new insight could ... read more

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