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Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it

The intestinal microbiome is a delicate ecosystem made up of billions and billions of microorganisms, bacteria in particular, that support our immune system, protect us from viruses and pathogens, ...

Fri 18 Oct 19 from Medical Xpress

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Embryo's early development revealed in a dish

During embryonic development, the entire nervous system, the skin and the sensory organs emerge from a single sheet of cells known as the ectoderm. While there have been extensive studies of ...

Thu 17 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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A new approach to reconstructing protein evolution

There are an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 proteins at work in cells, where they carry out numerable functions, says computational molecular biologist Roman Sloutsky at the University of Massachusetts ...

Fri 18 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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A new approach to tackle superbugs

Scientists have uncovered a novel antibiotic-free approach that could help prevent and treat one of the most widespread bacterial pathogens, using nanocapsules made of natural ingredients.

Thu 17 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Enzyme trigger that tells cells to move characterized for first time

Some cells have the ability to travel in the human body, and depending on the circumstances, this can be either very, very good or very, very bad.

Thu 17 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Study reveals how mucus tames microbes

More than 200 square meters of our bodies—including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract—are lined with mucus. In recent years, scientists have found some evidence that mucus is not ...

Mon 14 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Protein that triggers plant defences to light stress identified

A newly discovered protein turns on plants' cellular defence to excessive light and other stress factors caused by a changing climate, according to a new study published in eLife.

Tue 15 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Tiny droplets allow bacteria to survive daytime dryness on leaves

Microscopic droplets on the surface of leaves give refuge to bacteria that otherwise may not survive during the dry daytime, according to a new study published today in eLife.

Tue 15 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Mussels harbor strains of bacteria in their gills, keeping them prepared for environmental changes

Deep-sea mussels, which rely on cooperative symbiotic bacteria for their food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these bacterial "cooks": Up to 16 different bacterial strains live in the ...

Tue 15 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Unlocking the biochemical treasure chest within microbes

Secondary metabolites—the compounds produced by microbes to mediate internal and external messaging, self-defense, and chemical warfare—are the basis for hundreds of invaluable agricultural, ...

Mon 14 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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