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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

July 27, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a long-overlooked process important for converting a long, string-like DNA molecule into a chromosome. This finding gives us a better understanding of the mechanism of how ... read more

July 24, 2015 — Pathogenic bacteria develop killer machines that work very specifically and highly efficiently. Scientists have solved the molecular mechanism of a fish toxin that could be used in the future as a ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Land managers may use fungi to ensure health of planting and reforestation efforts, researchers report. A team of scientists is studying pinyon pine trees and their susceptibility to severe drought ... read more

July 22, 2015 — The structure of a simple but previously unexamined pump that controls the passage of proteins through a bacterial cell membrane has been discovered by researchers. This achievement that offers new ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A study of the West Nile virus risk associated with 'dry' water-detention basins in Central Illinois took an unexpected turn when land managers started mowing the basins. The mowing of ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A rare finding of two new physiologically unique parasitoid wasp species was made at the heart of Europe, the Swiss Alps and Swiss Central Plateau. While hardly ever does a new species from the Old, ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Scientists have published an overall map of how the cells in the human body communicate by systematically analyzing the relationship between ligands and ... read more

Soybean Meal Positively Affects Pigs With PRRSV

July 21, 2015 — Increased soybean meal concentrations in the diet may help alleviate the effects of PRRSV in infected weanling pigs. PRRSV infected pigs fed high soybean meal concentrations had a more efficient ... read more

Bat Disease: Yeast Byproduct Inhibits White-Nose Syndrome Fungus in Lab Experiments

July 21, 2015 — A microbe found in caves produces a compound that inhibits Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, researchers report. The finding could lead to treatments ... read more

Yeast Cells Optimize Their Genomes in Response to the Environment

July 21, 2015 — Researchers have shown that yeast can modify their genomes to take advantage of an excess of calories in the environment and attain optimal ... read more

Sweet Revenge Against Superbugs

July 21, 2015 — A special type of synthetic sugar could be the latest weapon in the fight against superbugs. A team of scientists has discovered a potential new class of antibiotics inspired by sugar molecules ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Believe it or not: X-ray works a lot better on rocks than on paper. This has been a problem for conservators trying to save historical books and letters. They frankly did not know what they were up ... read more

July 21, 2015 — The things we do to extend our lives -- quitting smoking, cutting back on carbs, taking up jogging -- all have some impact on our longevity, if only just a little. But no matter how hard we work ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Information embedded within DNA has long contributed to biodiversity conservation, helping to reconstruct the past history of species, assess their current status, and guide strategies for their ... read more

New Insights Into Biofilm Formation Could Lead to Better Therapies, but Mysteries Remain

July 20, 2015 — Biofilms are tough, opportunistic, highly antibiotic resistant bacterial coatings that form on catheters and on medical devices implanted within the body. Investigators have now shown that a ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Some bacteria and viruses take advantage of the way our immune system works to infect us. Researchers now describe some of the trickery used by ... read more

July 20, 2015 — A deadly disease may have met its match: a bug-eyed, pint-sized crustacean. The river prawn, a natural predator of parasite-carrying snails, proves effective at curbing the spread of schistosomiasis ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Microbial ecosystems such as biological wastewater treatment plants and the human gastrointestinal tract are home to a vast diversity of bacterial species. Scientists have now succeeded for the first ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance has been described by researchers. The team developed a new glucose analogue ... read more

Dairy Products Boost Effectiveness of Probiotics

July 17, 2015 — The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics, according to ... read more

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