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Bad breath: Study find array of bacteria when orcas exhale

When the mighty orca breaks to the surface and exhales, the whale sprays an array of bacteria and fungi in its his breath, scientists said, some good, and some bad such as salmonella.

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Big data approach to predict protein structure

Nothing works without proteins in the body, they are the molecular all-rounders in our cells. If they do not work properly, severe diseases, such as Alzheimer's, may result. To develop methods ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Stress may protect—at least in bacteria

Antibiotics harm bacteria and stress them. Trimethoprim (TMP), an antibiotic, inhibits the growth of the bacterium Escherichia coli and induces a stress response. This response also protects ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Scientists identify a new way gut bacteria break down complex sugars

New light has been shed on the functioning of human gut bacteria which could help to develop medicines in the future to improve health and wellbeing.

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Enzyme helps bacteria defend themselves against oxidants secreted by immune system

A research project conducted at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil in collaboration with other Brazilian research institutions and abroad has revealed new aspects of the action mechanism ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Microbes evolved to colonize different parts of the human body

As the human species evolved over the last six million years, our resident microbes did the same, adapting to vastly different conditions on our skin and in our mouths, noses, genitalia and ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Tracing down linear ubiquitination: New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins

Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Tardigrades turn into glass to survive complete dehydration

Water bears make unique jelly proteins that form a glass-like cocoon to protect them from drought. The find could one day help make drought resistant crops

Thu 16 Mar 17 from Newscientist

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Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants

Even plants have to live on an energy budget. While they're known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Genetic switch offers clue to why grasses are survival masters

Scientists have identified a genetic switch that helps grasses regulate their carbon dioxide intake.

Mon 20 Mar 17 from ScienceNews

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