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New drug lead identified in fight against tuberculosis

Antibacterial compounds found in soil could spell the beginnings of a new treatment for tuberculosis, new research led by the University of Sydney has found.

8 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Aging can be good for you (if you're a yeast)

It's a cheering thought for anyone heading towards their golden years. Research from the Babraham Institute has shown that ageing can be beneficial - albeit so far only in yeast.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Biofuel produced by microalgae

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have identified unique lysophosphatidic acid acyltransferases as being the central enzymes for triacylglycerol synthesis by oleaginous alga Nannochloropsis, ...

Tue 28 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Sponge bacterium found to encapsulate arsenic drawn from environment

Arsenic is the leading freshwater contaminant on the planet, affecting millions of people worldwide and causing an untold number of deaths every year. Removing arsenic from groundwater and freshwater ...

Mon 27 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Rare proteins collapse earlier

Some organisms are able to survive in hot springs, while others can only live at mild temperatures because their proteins aren't able to withstand such extreme heat. ETH researchers investigated ...

Tue 28 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Study reports multidrug resistant bacteria found in hospital sinks

Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria find their way out ...

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Medical Xpress

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Novel amyloid structure could lead to new types of antibiotics

The highly pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is one of the five most common causes of hospital-acquired infections. In the US alone, approximately 500,000 patients at hospitals contract ...

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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More lessons from Dolly the sheep—is a clone really born at age zero?

In 1997 Dolly the sheep was introduced to the world by biologists Keith Campbell, Ian Wilmut and colleagues. Not just any lamb, Dolly was a clone. Rather than being made from a sperm and an ...

Mon 20 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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New paper published in Phytobiomes may lead to novel methods of Rhizoctonia solani control

Rhizoctonia species—and R. solani specifically—are a complex group of soil fungi with broad host range and world-wide distribution.

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Nanostraws sample a cell's contents without damage

Cells within our bodies divide and change over time, with thousands of chemical reactions occurring within each cell daily. This makes it difficult for scientists to understand what's happening ...

Tue 21 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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