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May 2, 2016

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May 2, 2016

Screening Method Uncovers Drugs That May Combat Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Apr. 29, 2016 — In recent years, hospitals have reported dramatic increases in the number of cases of the highly contagious, difficult-to-treat, and often deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria carbapenem-resistant ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists combined three biopolymers, chitosan and agarose (polysaccharides), and a protein gelatine, as the materials to produce tissue engineering scaffolds and demonstrated the enhancement of ... read more

Researchers Use Viral Particles to Trap Intact Mammalian Protein Complexes

Apr. 29, 2016 — Belgian scientists report their development of Virotrap, a viral particle sorting approach for purifying protein complexes under native conditions. This method catches a bait protein together with ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have built a computer model of the interaction between different bacteria, and between bacteria and the gut wall. This has led them to explain how antibiotic-resistant microbes develop ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — An unexpected link between cellular metabolic and recycling processes points to new cancer therapies. This cellular fuel gauge is a protein complex called AMPK that oversees energy input and output ... read more

How Researchers Teach Bacteria New Behaviors

Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers working in the field of synthetic biology use components that occur in nature and combine them in a new way. This is how bacteria acquire functions that they hadn’t previously ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — The crucibles that bore out building blocks of life may have been, in many cases, not fiery cataclysms, but modest puddles. Researchers working with that hypothesis have achieved a significant ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Studying a new type of pinhead-size, lab-grown brain made with technology first suggested by three high school students, researchers have confirmed a key way in which Zika virus causes microcephaly ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Cells in the body exchange a number of signals with their surroundings. Deficient signal pathways may adversely affect the function of cells and cause diseases. However, we hardly know more than the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Timing is everything when it comes to the development of the vertebrate face. In a new study, researchers have identified the roles of key molecular signals that control this critical ... read more

The Importance of Resting Phases in B Cell Development

Apr. 21, 2016 — Everyone preparing for the London Marathon likely knows that to perform their best during the event, they need to rest up now. New research describes a new mechanism through which B cells ensure that ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers used genetically modified bacteria as a model to help explain how a developing animal keeps all of its parts and organs in the same general proportions as every other member of its ... read more

HIV Infection Prematurely Ages Humans by an Average of 5 Years

Apr. 21, 2016 — Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed that these patients often show signs of premature ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — In comparison to their relatives on the mainland, the Channel Island foxes living on six of California's Channel Islands are dwarves, at two-thirds the size. The island foxes most likely evolved ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Research scientists has demonstrated how it is possible to suppress the resistance of fungi to antifungal drugs. The experiments were conducted on the cells of baker's yeast, a common fungal ... read more

Unique Regulatory Pattern That Promotes Essential Cell Function Found

Apr. 21, 2016 — Scientists and clinicians often encounter road blocks in designing specific treatments for diseases like cancer or developmental disorders because proteins that regulate cell functions through ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — New research examining the DNA of North American mammoths challenges the way we categorize a species. Several species of mammoth are thought to have roamed across the North American continent. The ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The LEAFY protein, a transcription factor responsible for flower development, is able to assemble itself in small chains made up of several proteins. This mechanism allows it to bind to and activate ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A plant-based polyphenol promotes the migration of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) in blood circulation and accumulates them in damaged tissues to improve wound healing, scientists have found. It is ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — In rare instances, DNA is known to have jumped from one species to another. If a parasite's DNA jumps to its host's genome, it could leave evidence of that parasitic interaction that could ... read more

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