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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Apr. 26, 2017 — New research shows that the invasive European paper wasp, Polistes dominulus, plays a role in facilitating sour rot disease in the absence of other ... read more

The Clever Cell: Molecular Mechanism Inhibits the Swarming Motility of Bacterial Populations

Apr. 26, 2017 — A biological chemistry working group has decoded a molecular mechanism that inhibits the swarming motility of bacterial ... read more

With Synthetic Mucus, Researchers Take Aim at Antibiotic Resistance

Apr. 25, 2017 — The human body produces about a gallon of mucus per day. By studying and replicating mucus’ natural ability to control pathogenic bacteria, scientists hope to find new methods for combatting ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers have developed methods to use data from FRAP, an experiment used to study how molecules move inside cells, in ways it's never been used ... read more

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

Genetic Target for Growing Hardier Plants Under Stress

Apr. 24, 2017 — In a new investigation, researchers have identified two proteins that regulate whether a cell in plant roots forms a hair cell, which increases surface area for absorption, or a non-hair cell. Plants ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Scientists have built a large body of knowledge about Lyme disease over the past 40 years, yet controversies remain and the number of cases continues to rise. In the United States, reported cases of ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones. The discovery sparks hopes for new insights about evolution and environmental change and ... read more

Nanosponges Lessen Severity of Streptococcal Infections

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have shown that engineered nanosponges can reduce the severity of infections caused by the bacteria responsible for strep throat and flesh-eating ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new species of silky ant has been named after the famous British band Radiohead in honor of the musicians' environmental efforts, especially in raising climate-change awareness. Two scientists ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — When the standard malaria medications failed to help 18 critically ill patients, the attending physician in a Congo clinic acted under the 'compassionate use' doctrine and prescribed a ... 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

New Mechanism Mediating Environment-Microbe-Host Interactions

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have uncovered a new mechanism showing how microbes can alter the physiology of the organisms in which they ... 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 — 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

New Test Can Identify Dangerous Bacteria With Resistance to Last-Resort Antibiotic

Apr. 24, 2017 — New research suggests it is possible to quickly and accurately diagnose some the most dangerous and drug-resistant types of bacterial infections, using equipment already owned by most ... 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

Apr. 21, 2017 — A study has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how these microorganisms function and evolve traits, such as antibiotic ... 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

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