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Protein involved in nematode stress response identified

When humans experience stress, their inner turmoil may not be apparent to an outside observer. But many animals deal with stressful circumstances—overcrowded conditions, not enough food—by completely ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Septin proteins act as cellular police to identify, imprison and kill 'superbug' Shigella

Using state-of-the art technologies to image human cells and study infection at the level of a single bacterial cell, the research team, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Swarming behavior discovered in fish-dwelling parasite

Johns Hopkins researchers have observed a previously unrecognized behavior in a single-celled parasite called Spironucleus vortens, which infects ornamental fish such as angelfish: The protozoans ...

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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An invention enables the production of a natural sweetener

A research group from Oulu University has developed a method capable of producing the natural sweetener brazzein. Production of brazzein as a good tasting sweetener has long been in development ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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How bacterial communities transport nutrients

Under threat of being scrubbed away with disinfectant, individual bacteria can improve their odds of survival by joining together to form colonies, called biofilms. What Arnold Mathijssen, postdoctoral ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Maintaining the unlimited potential of stem cells

Scientists have discovered a new protein complex that keeps the brakes on stem cells, allowing them to maintain their indefinite potential. The new complex, called GBAF, could provide a future ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from ScienceDaily

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Plants as efficient antifungal factories

Researchers report that they can efficiently produce antifungal proteins in plants based on a modified tobacco mosaic virus. The results of this research, which could have a major impact in ...

Tue 11 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Strep bacteria compete for 'ownership' of human tissue

A well-accepted principle in the animal kingdom—from wasps to deer—is that creatures already occupying a habitat nearly always prevail over competitors from the same species that arrive later. ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Lifespan extension at low temperatures is genetically controlled, study suggests

Why do we age? Despite more than a century of research (and a vast industry of youth-promising products), what causes our cells and organs to deteriorate with age is still unknown.

Tue 11 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Image of the Day: Tiny Vandals

Researchers nab the microbial culprits eating away at a 17th century painting.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from The Scientist

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