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Structure and autoregulation of a P4-ATPase lipid flippase

Nature, Published online: 26 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1344-7Cryo-EM structures of the yeast P4-ATPase Drs2p–Cdc50p in three different states of activation provide insights ...

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How the antibiotic chloramphenicol causes damage to eukaryotes

A group of scientists from Japan led by Professor Takashi Kamakura of Tokyo University of Science has demonstrated the molecular and cellular basis of the toxic effects of the antibiotic chloramphenicol ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Cannabidiol is a powerful new antibiotic

New research has found that Cannnabidiol is active against Gram-positive bacteria, including those responsible for many serious infections (such as Staphyloccocus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae), ...

Mon 24 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

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Improved single-cell ATAC-seq method scales up research into how genes are controlled

Scientists at Harvard University, collaborating with researchers at Bio-Rad Laboratories, have developed a new platform for rapid single-cell sequencing. The approach combines microfluidics ...

Mon 24 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Hospital insects harbour drug-resistant bacteria

More than 50 percent of bacteria recovered from flying insects in a group of English hospitals were resistant to one or more antibiotics, posing a potential infection risk to patients, according ...

Fri 21 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

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'Friendly' bacteria could help save frogs from disease

A discovery by UK scientists could help save species such as the European common frog from extinction

Fri 21 Jun 19 from BBC News

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Bacteria live on our eyeballs—and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases

You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes—fungi, bacteria and viruses—that are vital for keeping you healthy. But did you know that your eyes ...

Fri 21 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

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Antibiotic resistance in spore-forming probiotic bacteria

New research has found that six probiotic Bacillus strains are resistant to several antibiotics. Genetic analysis of other Bacillus strains has shown genes that contribute to antibiotic resistance ...

Fri 21 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists discover seemingly paradoxical mechanism for regulating oil synthesis

Scientists studying plant biochemistry at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory recently made a surprising discovery: They found that a protein that turns on oil synthesis ...

Thu 20 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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Treatment for common cause of diarrhea more promising

One of the most common causes of diarrhea worldwide—accounting for millions of cases and tens of thousands of deaths, mostly of small children—is the parasite Cryptosporidium. Doctors can treat ...

Thu 20 Jun 19 from Medical Xpress

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