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Discovery of a bottleneck relief in photosynthesis may have a major impact on food crops

Scientists have found how to relieve a bottleneck in the process by which plants transform sunlight into food, which may lead to an increase in crop production. They discovered that producing ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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E. coli's secret weapon for causing the worst possible infection

A pair of University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the most oxygen-free crevices of your colon to cause the worst infection possible.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Research offers new insight into bacterial infections found in the noses of healthy cattle

New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found ...

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Genetic redundancy aids competition among bacteria in symbiosis with squid

The molecular mechanism used by many bacteria to kill neighboring cells has redundancy built into its genetic makeup, which could allow for the mechanism to be expressed in different environments. ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Research: Previously unknown aspect of cell internalization during embryonic development

A team of researchers from Aix Marseille Université and CNRS, the Turing Centre for Living Systems, the University of Chicago and Collège de France has found a previously unknown aspect of cell ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Sticky proteins help plants know when—and where—to grow

Depending on the temperature, a plant may synthesize the hormone auxin. Depending on the pathogens present, a plant may synthesize auxin. Depending on the available nutrients, water, stressors ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Engineering multiple bacterial strains reverses antagonistic interactions and results in more balanced consortia

Bacteria, like people, have complicated relationships: they can either be friendly, neutral, or antagonistic toward each other, and those relationships can change depending on the situations ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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New proteomics technique gives insights into ubiquitin signalling

Australian researchers are among the first in the world to have access to a new approach to understand intricate changes that control how proteins function in our cells in health and disease.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists find powerful potential weapon to overcome antibiotic resistance

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are a major cause of serious infections that often persist despite antibiotic treatment, but scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have now discovered a way ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Artificial intelligence to predict protein structure

Proteins are biological high-performance machines. They can be found in every cell and play an important role in human blood coagulation or as main constituents of hairs or muscles. The function ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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