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In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien life

Scientists are attempting to identify the amino acids—building blocks that make proteins and support all life on Earth—that might feasibly form the basis of extraterrestrial life. The researchers ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria's ability to evade immune system defenses

A study from Indiana University has found evidence that extremely small changes in how atoms move in bacterial proteins can play a big role in how these microorganisms function and evolve.

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Discovery of parental factors that lead to asymmetric division of the zygote

An international group of plant biologists discovered for the first time on how factors arising from the mother and father in flowering plants cooperate to develop the shape of their child. ...

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Fungi have enormous potential for new antibiotics

Fungi are a potential goldmine for the production of pharmaceuticals. This is shown by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, who have developed a method for finding new antibiotics ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Scientists uncover mechanism allowing bacteria to survive the human immune system

Researchers have uncovered molecular details of how pathogenic bacteria fight back against the human immune response to infection.

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Bacteriophages, natural drugs to combat superbugs

Viruses that specifically kill bacteria, called bacteriophages, might one day help solve the growing problem of bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotic treatment. Researchers at ...

Tue 18 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Study finds amoeba 'grazing,' killing bacteria usually protected by film

Bacteria have developed an uncountable number of chemistries, lifestyles, attacks and defenses through 2.5 billion years of evolution. One of the most impressive defenses is biofilm—a community ...

Tue 18 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Chaining up diarrhoea pathogens

Researchers have clarified how vaccinations can combat bacterial intestinal diseases: vaccine-induced antibodies in the intestine chain up pathogens as they grow in the intestine, which prevents ...

Tue 18 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Is Komodo dragon blood the key to new antibiotics?

Scientists find a compound based on a molecule in dragon blood helps heal infected wounds in mice.

Wed 19 Apr 17 from BBC News

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Lice and their bacterial sidekicks have evolved together for millions of years

A Florida Museum of Natural History study provides new insights into the complex, shared history between blood-sucking lice and the vitamin-producing bacterial sidekicks that enable them to ...

Fri 14 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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