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New technique stops bacteria teaching each other how to become antibiotic resistant

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are poised to become one of the most urgent global health catastrophes in the next few decades, if we don't do anything about it. Now researchers at the ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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Bacteria as pacemaker for the intestine

Spontaneous contractions of the digestive tract play an important role in almost all animals, and ensure healthy bowel functions. From simple invertebrates to humans, there are consistently ...

Wed 22 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Sclerosis medicine can fight multi-resistant bacteria

Encountering bacteria with innocent names such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacteriaceae can lead to hospitalisation and - in a worst-case scenario - can also be life-threatening. The ...

Wed 22 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers identify how bacterium survives in oxygen-poor environments

Columbia University biologists have revealed a mechanism by which bacterial cells in crowded, oxygen-deprived environments access oxygen for energy production, ensuring survival of the cell. ...

Tue 21 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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A model by which plants adapt their photosynthetic metabolism to light intensity

Researchers from the University of Seville and the Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas have proposed a model that explains the molecular mechanism used by plants to adapt their photosynthetic ...

Wed 22 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Three-dimensional folding of DNA provides important epigenetic mechanisms in the formation of cardiac muscle cells

During differentiation of pluripotent stem cells to cardiomyocytes, the three-dimensional folding of the DNA reorganizes itself. This reorganization of the DNA architecture precedes and defines ...

Tue 21 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

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Protein intentionally terminates own synthesis by destabilizing synthesis machinery—the ribosome

A joint research group of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Kyoto Sangyo University has discovered that a protein, during its synthesis, may destabilize the structure of the ribosome ...

Mon 20 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Biologists research the mechanism of an auxiliary circadian clock

In December, the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology will be awarded for the identification of genes that control the inner clock in fruit flies. Biochemist Professor Dr. Dorothee Staiger ...

Mon 20 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers discover poorly understood bacterial lineages in the mouths of dolphins

Researchers have identified two deep lineages of bacteria that have never been characterized before—and they found them in a dolphin's toothy grin.

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Not without my microbe

A leaf-eating beetle lives in partnership with an enzyme-producing bacterium. Andrew Masterson reports.

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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