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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Understanding the Correct Architectures of IMM Proteins

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new technique to understand the correct architectures of IMM proteins, using special chemical ... read more

Gut Bacteria May Turn Common Nutrient Into Clot-Enhancing Compound

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gut bacteria can produce a clot-enhancing compound when people eat a nutrient found in a variety of foods including meat, eggs and milk, according to new ... read more

Does the Microbiome Play a Role in the Effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Treatment?

Apr. 24, 2017 — C. elegans, fed a diet of E. coli bacteria, are 100 times more sensitive to the chemotherapy drug floxuridine, commonly used to treat colon cancer, than worms fed different bacteria. These findings ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers compared the photosynthetic regulation in glaucophytes with that in cyanobacteria, to elucidate the changes caused by symbiosis in the interaction between photosynthetic electron transfer ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Traditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But new research demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived ... read more

Protein Structure: Game-Changing PanDDA Method Unveils Previously Hidden 3-D Structure Data

Apr. 24, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new method to extract previously hidden information from the X-ray diffraction data that are measured when resolving the three-dimensional (3-D) atomic structures of ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Using CT scans, researchers visualize the internal dynamics of sexual intercourse in marine mammals. The research sheds light on evolutionary forces and has practical applications for conservation ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — In a new synthesis of anatomy research, scientists showcase the surprising, record-breaking and just plain weird adaptations of the star-nosed mole. The animal eats faster and sports a more sensitive ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Extraterrestrial life, if it exists, could use different amino acid building blocks than living things here on Earth. To better understand what alien life might look like, researchers are studying ... read more

Bacteria's DNA Fingerprint Suggests It Could Be Spreading Via Food Distribution

Apr. 21, 2017 — Foods should be investigated as a potential source of spread of Clostridium difficile, according to ... read more

Can Airborne Viruses Survive in Water?

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new study challenges the tenet that herpes viruses, like most enveloped viruses, are relatively unstable outside their host. Under a variety of conditions equine herpesvirus remained stable and ... read more

Better Way to Predict the Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Production

Apr. 21, 2017 — Many companies want to know how the creation of their products affects the environment. Scientists have now found a way to better predict and quantify environmental ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — Plant biologists discovered for the first time how factors arising from the mother and father in flowering plants cooperate to develop the shape of their child. Until now, it has been unknown whether ... read more

Spermidine-Rich Foods May Prevent Liver Cancer, Extend Lifespan

Apr. 21, 2017 — Spermidine—a compound found in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn and whole grains—seems to prevent (at least in animal models) liver fibrosis and hepatocellular ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide die every year from infections that ravage their digestive systems. New research in mice offers evidence that the difference in survival may come from ... read more

Giardiasis May Be a Disease of the Ecology of the GI Tract

Apr. 20, 2017 — Colonization by the human and animal parasite, Giardia, changed the species composition of the mouse microbiome in a way that might be harmful, report ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — It is now possible to simultaneously visualize multiple bacterial strains in the gut by making them express unique combinations of fluorescent proteins. This approach allowed the researchers to ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Deprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do -- a finding that could lead to treatments for heart attacks and ... read more

'Genetic Scalpel' Can Manipulate the Microbiome, Study Shows

Apr. 20, 2017 — New methods for regulating gene activity in a widespread group of microbiome bacteria in the gut of living mice have now been developed -- a crucial step in understanding microbiome's impact on ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Working with genetically engineered mice -- and especially their whiskers -- researchers report they have identified a group of nerve cells in the skin responsible for what they call 'active ... read more

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