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Optimization for self-production may explain mysterious features of the ribosome

Optimization for self-production may explain key features of ribosomes, the protein production factories of the cell, reported researchers from Harvard Medical School in Nature on July 20.

Fri 21 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Not under the skin, but on it: Living together brings couples' microbiomes together

Couples who live together share many things: Bedrooms, bathrooms, food, and even bacteria. After analyzing skin microbiomes from cohabitating couples, microbial ecologists at the University ...

Wed 19 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Biologists find frog's future health influenced by gut microbes as tadpoles

University of South Florida biologists have found that a crucial window in the development of tadpoles may influence a frog's later ability to fight infectious diseases as an adult.

Thu 20 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Alternative antimicrobial compounds could come from wastewater

Municipal wastewater may become a key ally in the fight against antibiotic-resistant disease-causing bacteria and fungi, a new study at Stellenbosch University (SU) found.

Thu 20 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Genetically engineered yeast soak up heavy metal pollution

Environmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be dangerous to humans and other wildlife, contaminated sites ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Origin of the follicle pattern in avian skin

The rubber-like elasticity of skin, which contracts to its original shape after being stretched, is key to the development of regularly spaced hairs and sweat glands during development, according ...

Wed 19 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Pause to read the traffic sign: Regulation of DNA transcription in bacteria

The survival of the cell is—apart from other important aspects—a question of timing: Scientists of Goethe University together with colleagues from other universities have now identified the ...

Tue 18 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Antibiotic insight may help in battle against bacterial resistance

Bacteria or 'superbugs' that have adapted to resist multiple antibiotics are responsible for around 700,000 deaths globally a year; new types of antibiotics are urgently needed.

Tue 18 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Scientists 'resurrect' ancient proteins to provide clues about molecular innovation

Enzyme activity is determined by the structure of a particular region of a protein called the active site. The generation of completely new active sites capable of enzyme catalysis is, arguably, ...

Tue 18 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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Review article discusses potential role, benefits of non-rhizobia bacteria in root nodules of legume

For many years, it was believed that the only nitrogen-fixing organisms of legume nodules were rhizobia. However, there is a strikingly diverse population of non-rhizobia bacteria often detected ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Phys.org

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