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Scientists uncover a link between RNA editing and chloroplast-to-nucleus communication

What will a three-degree-warmer world look like? How will plants fare in more extreme weather conditions? When experiencing stress or damage from various sources, plants use chloroplast-to-nucleus ...

Fri 19 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours

A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening ...

Fri 19 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Gut microbe helps thwart Salmonella

Salmonella enterica is the name of a group of rod-shaped bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis in humans and other animals. Salmonella infections can have serious consequences for certain ...

Fri 19 Apr 19 from Medical Xpress

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Antimicrobial paints have a blind spot

Antimicrobial paints offer the promise of extra protection against bacteria. But Northwestern University researchers caution that these paints might be doing more harm than good.

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Some viruses help protect harmful bacteria in CF patients, study finds

Chronic bacterial infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients are worsened by a previously unappreciated biological agent: a group of viruses that infect the bacteria.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Medical Xpress

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Bioengineers add cooperative molecules to their toolkit for programming signal processing

Elaborate molecular networks inside living cells enable them to sense and process many signals from the environment to perform desired cellular functions. Synthetic biologists have been able ...

Thu 18 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy

Engineering bacteria to intelligently sense and respond to disease states, from infections to cancer, has become a promising focus of synthetic biology. Rapid advances in genetic engineering ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Study reveals factors behind embryonic stem cell state

Embryonic stem cells (ESC) have the ability to self-renew, and, being pluripotent have the potential to create almost any cell type in the body. The embryonic stem cell state is established ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Medical Xpress

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New deep-learning approach predicts protein structure from amino acid sequence

Nearly every fundamental biological process necessary for life is carried out by proteins. They create and maintain the shapes of cells and tissues; constitute the enzymes that catalyze life-sustaining ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists crack the code to regenerate plant tissues

Plant regeneration can occur via formation of a mass of pluripotent cells. The process of acquisition of pluripotency involves silencing of genes to remove original tissue memory and priming ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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