Microbiology
Medical News Today: Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life  MNT · 19 hours
New research in mice finds that an enzyme found in the blood of young rodents can extend life and promote healthy aging in older mice. more
Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life  MNT · 19 hours
New research in mice finds that an enzyme found in the blood of young rodents can extend life and promote healthy aging in older mice. more
Scientists create 'mini-brain' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
National Institutes of Health scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or "mini-brain," for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. more
Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Ugandan medics tackling Ebola virus say they lack supplies as deadly outbreak arrives more
Special fibroblasts help pancreatic cancer cells evade immune detection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A subpopulation of fibroblasts called apCAFs can interact with the immune system to help pancreatic cancer cells avoid detection. Understanding how they work can be key in developing therapeutics for... more
Researchers find genes that could help create more resilient chickens  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have identified genes that may help farmers, especially ones in low- and middle-income countries, breed chickens that can resist one of the biggest disease threats facing poultry... more
Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and animal evolution. more
PD-1hi CD8+ resident memory T cells balance immunity and fibrotic sequelae  Science Magazine · 3 days
CD8+ tissue-resident memory T (TRM) cells provide frontline immunity in mucosal tissues. The mechanisms regulating CD8+ TRM maintenance, heterogeneity, and protective and pathological functions are largely... more
IL-23-producing IL-10R{alpha}-deficient gut macrophages elicit an IL-22-driven proinflammatory epithelial cell response  Science Magazine · 3 days
Cytokines maintain intestinal health, but precise intercellular communication networks remain poorly understood. Macrophages are immune sentinels of the intestinal tissue and are critical for gut homeostasis.... more
Trimethylamine N-oxide-derived zwitterionic polymers: A new class of ultralow fouling bioinspired materials  Science Magazine · 3 days
Materials that resist nonspecific protein adsorption are needed for many applications. However, few are able to achieve ultralow fouling in complex biological milieu. Zwitterionic... more
Researchers find genes that could help create more resilient chickens  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of scientists, led by Penn State researchers, have identified genes that may help farmers, especially ones in low- and middle-income countries, breed chickens that can... more
Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Many of an organism's traits are influenced by cues from the organism's environment. These features are known as phenotypically plastic traits and are important in allowing an organism... more
Warning issued by FDA after patient dies following fecal transplant  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A warning from the U.S FDA was issued yesterday after a patient died due to receiving a fecal transplant that contained drug-resistant bacteria. more
Scientists develop 'mini-brain' model of human prion disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or 'mini-brain,' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is a fatal neurodegenerative brain disease... more
Exciting plant vacuoles  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have filled two knowledge gaps: The vacuoles of plant cells can be excited and the TPC1 ion channel is involved in this process. The function of this channel, which is also found in humans, has been a mystery so... more
Scientists report the first family of extracellular Rickettsia-like bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Microbiologists of St Petersburg University, together with researchers from the University of Milan, the University of Pisa, and the University of Pavia, have discovered a new family of bacteria of... more
It's not easy being green  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Despite how essential plants are for life on Earth, little is known about how parts of plant cells orchestrate growth and greening. By creating mutant plants, researchers have uncovered a cellular communication pathway sought by scientists for decades. more
Vitamin D metabolite may stop mechanism by which cancer cells become drug-resistant  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
What's good for our bones may also help stop cancer cells that develop resistance to multiple chemotherapy drugs. more
Chemicals produced by gut microbiome could help identify children at risk of organ failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Chemicals produced by healthy bacteria could be used to assess the health of the gut microbiome and help identify critically-ill... more
Raising fluid walls around living cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cell culture plates that are in everyday use in biology can be effectively transformed into microfluidic devices, opening paths for biologists to miniaturize cell-based workflows. In a recent report, Ph.D. researcher Cristian Soitu and co-workers in... more
A rapid, easy-to-use DNA amplification method at 37 Celcius  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists in Japan have developed a way of amplifying DNA on a scale suitable for use in the emerging fields of DNA-based computing and molecular robotics. By enabling highly sensitive... more
Researchers develop new 3D tissue imaging technique to study disease at cellular level  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
To diagnose and treat diseases like cancer, scientists and doctors must understand how cells respond to different medical conditions and treatments. more
Using carbon nanotubes to strengthen graphene-based membranes used for desalination  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers from China, the U.S. and Japan has developed a way to strengthen graphene-based membranes intended for use in desalination projects—by fortifying them with nanotubes.... more
Many of the world’s rivers are flush with dangerous levels of antibiotics  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Antibiotic pollution can fuel drug resistance in microbes. A global survey of rivers finds unsafe levels of antibiotics in 16 percent of sites. more
UN: Expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola is emergency  ABC NEWS · 3 days
UN says expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola virus outbreak is a global emergency more
A rapid, easy-to-use DNA amplification method at 37°C  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have developed a way of amplifying DNA on a scale suitable for use in the emerging fields of DNA-based computing and molecular robotics. By enabling highly sensitive nucleic acid detection, their... more
Mutant bacterial receptor could help identify therapeutic compounds that inhibit quorum sensing  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have developed a new mutant version of a receptor used by a bacterial pathogen for a chemical communication process called quorum sensing, according... more
Virus employs powerful strategy to inhibit natural killer cell function  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles employs a powerful strategy of immune evasion, inhibiting the ability of natural killer cells to destroy infected cells and produce molecules... more
Steroid binding to metabolic enzyme  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The human cytochrome P450 enzymes are responsible for metabolizing a variety of substances—from lipids (fats) and steroid hormones to drugs and toxic chemicals. more
Seaweed and sea slugs rely on toxic bacteria to defend against predators  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Plants, animals and even microbes that live on coral reefs have evolved a rich variety of defense strategies to protect themselves from predators. Some have physical... more
Study estimates the number of undetected Ebola outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An estimated half of Ebola virus disease outbreaks have gone undetected since it was discovered in 1976, according to research published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. more
Mutations in fetal genome may contribute to premature birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Mutations in the gene that codes for SLIT2, a protein expressed in fetal cells in placentas and involved in directing the growth of the fetal nervous system, may contribute to... more
Research suggests new way to improve the efficacy of arthritis drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Attaching a removable lock to an arthritis drug can make it safer and more effective, according to a new study publishing June 13 in the open-access... more
Exciting plant vacuoles: Researchers shed new light on plant communication via electrical signals  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Many biological processes in plants are similar to humans: Cells and tissues in grain plants, including maize, also communicate through electrical signals.... more
Researchers uncover new mechanism by which cells communicate in inflammatory processes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A research group from MedUni Vienna and CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has discovered a new mechanism by which... more
Gut bacteria: The surprising impact of viruses  MNT · 3 days
The role of gut bacteria in health and disease is complex. A new study examines the impact of bacteriophages, which are viruses that attack bacteria. more
Research uncovers elusive process essential to plant greening  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Despite how essential plants are for life on Earth, little is known about how parts of plant cells orchestrate growth and greening. By creating mutant plants, UC Riverside researchers have uncovered a... more
Medical News Today: Gut bacteria: The surprising impact of viruses  MNT · 3 days
The role of gut bacteria in health and disease is complex. A new study examines the impact of bacteriophages, which are viruses that attack bacteria. more
Researchers identify effective drug combinations for malignant brain tumor in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Usually, scientists study the molecular biology of cancer to find new treatments, but sometimes, it is the other way round: when trying to find new treatments,... more
Developing new immunotherapeutic treatments for emerging viral diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Emerging viral diseases is a term used to refer to diseases caused by pathogens such as the Ebola virus. Whilst vaccines can protect people against these diseases, there is an urgent need... more
Experimental antiviral drug cures mice infected with deadly tick-borne virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Only a few cases of the newly discovered Bourbon virus have been reported, and two of them ended in death, partly because no specific treatments are available for... more
Differences in brain systems for habitual behavior distinguish heavy cannabis users  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren't, according... more
FAU scientists develop rapid, reliable method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disorder that affects red blood cells, distorting their natural disc shape into a crescent moon or "sickle" shape.... more
Combining expansion microscopy with VR allows researchers to 'step inside' biological data  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A combined research team from Carnegie Mellon University and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is pairing a nanoscale imaging technique with virtual reality... more
New method allows cells to be produced in shorter time and with greater success  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A recent study published in the April 8 issue of Nature Chemical Biology improves on the "Cellular Reprogramming" method developed... more
Ebola spread to Uganda could threaten international health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
After smouldering in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for almost a year, killing near 1,000 people, the deadly Ebola virus crossed the border to Uganda in June 2109. This virus causes... more
Half of Ebola outbreaks undetected  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An estimated half of Ebola virus disease outbreaks have gone undetected since it was discovered in 1976, according to new research. Although these tend to affect fewer than five patients, the study highlights the need for improved detection... more
Researchers find salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from... more
The surprising reason why some lemurs may be more sensitive to forest loss  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Duke University scientists have given us another way to tell which endangered lemur species are most at risk from deforestation—based on the... more
New model more accurately predicts choices in classic decision-making task  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new mathematical model that predicts which choices people will make in the Iowa Gambling Task, a task used for the past 25 years to study decision-making, outperforms... more
The surprising reason why some lemurs may be more sensitive to forest loss  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers compared the gut microbes of 12 lemur species across the island of Madagascar, where thousands of acres of forest are cleared... more
Salmonella resistant to antibiotics of last resort found in US  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the US The find is... more
Gut microbes eat our medication  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug's intended path through the body. Focusing on levodopa (L-dopa), the primary treatment for Parkinson's disease, they identified which bacteria out... more
Fetal genome involved in triggering premature birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Mutations in the gene that codes for SLIT2, a protein expressed in fetal cells in placentas and involved in directing the growth of the fetal nervous system, may contribute to premature births, possibly by... more
Taking the 'killer' out of natural killer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles employs a powerful strategy of immune evasion, inhibiting the ability of natural killer cells to destroy infected cells and produce molecules that help control viral... more
How Almonds Went From Deadly To Delicious  NPR · 3 days
In a new study, researchers pinpoint the genetic mutation that transformed almonds from toxic and bitter to tasty and sweet. more
Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An investigational flu drug cures mice infected with the rare but deadly Bourbon virus, according to a new study. more
Mutant bacterial receptor could point to new therapies against opportunistic pathogen  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have developed a new mutant version of a receptor used by a bacterial pathogen for a chemical communication process called quorum sensing, according to a... more
Enhanced human Blood-Brain Barrier Chip performs in vivo-like drug and antibody transport  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A team has leveraged its microfluidic Organs-on-Chips technology in combination with a developmentally-inspired hypoxia-mimicking approach to differentiate human pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into brain... more
Are we using biologic therapy properly?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The introduction of infliximab (Remicade), the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among patients living with IBD in Ontario,... more
Viruses found to use intricate 'treadmill' to move cargo across bacterial cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Using advanced technologies to explore the inner workings of bacteria, biologists have provided the first example of cargo within bacteriophage cells transiting along treadmill-like... more
Early-season hurricanes result in greater transmission of mosquito-borne infectious disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The timing of a hurricane is one of the primary factors influencing its impact on the spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus, dengue, chikungunya... more
Large-area graphene-nanomesh/carbon-nanotube hybrid membranes for ionic and molecular nanofiltration  Science Magazine · 3 days
Nanoporous two-dimensional materials are attractive for ionic and molecular nanofiltration but limited by insufficient mechanical strength over large areas. We report a large-area graphene-nanomesh/single-walled carbon nanotube (GNM/SWNT) hybrid membrane with... more
Cryo-EM structure of the mammalian ATP synthase tetramer bound with inhibitory protein IF1  Science Magazine · 3 days
The mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthase produces most of the ATP required by mammalian cells. We isolated porcine tetrameric ATP synthase and... more
Mutation of a bHLH transcription factor allowed almond domestication  Science Magazine · 3 days
Wild almond species accumulate the bitter and toxic cyanogenic diglucoside amygdalin. Almond domestication was enabled by the selection of genotypes harboring sweet kernels. We report the completion of the almond... more
A microbial factory for defensive kahalalides in a tripartite marine symbiosis  Science Magazine · 3 days
Chemical defense against predators is widespread in natural ecosystems. Occasionally, taxonomically distant organisms share the same defense chemical. Here, we describe an unusual tripartite marine symbiosis,... more
Discovery and inhibition of an interspecies gut bacterial pathway for Levodopa metabolism  Science Magazine · 3 days
The human gut microbiota metabolizes the Parkinson’s disease medication Levodopa (l-dopa), potentially reducing drug availability and causing side effects. However, the organisms, genes, and... more
Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The single-celled parasite Leishmania can reproduce sexually, according to new research. The finding could pave the way towards finding genes that help the parasite cause disease. more
Breathing new life into dye-sensitized solar cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers are poised to reboot the field of aromatic-fused porphyrin sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells, the most efficient solar efficient solar technology available at present. more
Mutant bacterial receptor could point to new therapies against opportunistic pathogen  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers have developed a new mutant version of a receptor used by a bacterial pathogen for a chemical communication process called quorum sensing, according to a... more
Genes for Good project harnesses Facebook to reach larger, more diverse groups of people  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The Genes for Good project has engaged more than 80,000 Facebook users, collected 27,000 DNA spit-kits, and amassed a trove... more
Expansion microscopy and virtual reality illuminate new ways to prevent and treat disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A combined research team from Carnegie Mellon University and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is pairing a nanoscale imaging technique with... more
Medical News Today: Scorpion venom compounds can kill dangerous bacteria  MNT · 4 days
Researchers have found two chemicals that are effective against dangerous bacteria. The source of these healing compounds? The venom of a Mexican scorpion. more
Food responses are governed by the gut microbiome, finds new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A study published this week reveals that the interactions of bacteria in our gut (the gut microbiome) with the food we eat differs markedly between individuals. more
Increase in resolution, scale takes CT scanning and diagnosis to the next level  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a new, 3D tissue imaging technique, called X-ray histotomography. The technique allows researchers to study the details of cells... more
Interactions between plant and insect-infecting viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage every year. Researchers are examining this relationship at the molecular level, which could lead to new methods for controlling the pests. The... more
New quantum dot microscope shows electric potentials of individual atoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. The new scanning quantum dot microscopy method could open up new... more
Lower risk of Type 1 diabetes seen in children vaccinated against 'stomach flu' virus  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood 'stomach flu' greatly reduces their chance of getting so sick that they... more
Adjuvant that prevents vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease in RSV identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A unique adjuvant, a substance that enhances the body's immune response to toxins and foreign matter, can prevent vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease, a sickness that has posed a major hurdle in... more
New method to rapidly, reliably monitor sickle cell disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have developed a rapid and reliable new method to continuously monitor sickle cell disease using a microfluidics-based electrical impedance sensor. This novel technology can characterize the dynamic cell sickling... more
Superfast gene sequencing helps diagnose critically ill patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
In an analysis of the real-world impact of a pioneering test called metagenomic next-generation sequencing (mNGS), developed by scientists to diagnose patients with mysterious inflammatory neurological conditions, the technique was shown to... more
New quantum dot microscope shows electric potentials of individual atoms  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers developed a new method to measure the electric potentials of a sample at atomic accuracy. The new scanning quantum dot microscopy method could open up new opportunities... more
Researchers discover interactions between plant and insect-infecting viruses  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage around the world every year. Researchers in Michelle Heck's lab at the USDA Agricultural Research Service and Boyce... more
Study: Biologic therapy did not reduce IBD-related hospitalizations and surgeries  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The introduction of infliximab, the first biologic therapy approved for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, did not result in lower rates of hospitalizations or intestinal surgeries among... more
Researchers challenge prior theories about how materials travel within E.coli cell  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The flow of traffic through our nation's highways and byways is meticulously mapped and studied, but less is known about how materials in cells travel. more
Researchers identify the source of asymmetry in RNA-DNA hybrids  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A study headed by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and published in the journal CHEM furthers the understanding of the asymmetry between nucleic acid hybrids. This advance... more
The start of a new era in stem cell therapy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A recent study published in the April 8 issue of Nature Chemical Biology improves on the "Cellular Reprogramming" method developed by Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology Prof.... more
Researchers develop new method to rapidly, reliably monitor sickle cell disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sickle cell disease is a hereditary disorder that affects red blood cells, distorting their natural disc shape into a crescent moon or "sickle" shape. Normal red... more
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Viruses found to use intricate 'treadmill' to move cargo across bacterial cells
SCIENCE DAILY
iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics
PHYS.ORG
Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water
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Researchers discover meat-eating plant in Ontario, Canada
PHYS.ORG
Dynamics of key viral attack strategy visible for first time
PHYS.ORG
A bean for all seasons?
PHYS.ORG
How old are your organs? To scientists' surprise, organs are a mix of young and old cells
SCIENCE DAILY
Antibiotic resistance is not new – it existed long before people used drugs to kill bacteria
PHYS.ORG
DNA origami to scale-up molecular motors
SCIENCE DAILY
Chemists build a better cancer-killing drill
PHYS.ORG
How bacteria nearly killed by antibiotics can recover — and gain resistance
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Are coal-fired power plants affecting your drinking water?
PHYS.ORG
The extraordinary powers of bacteria visualized in real time
SCIENCE DAILY
Researchers debut first comprehensive view of human cell division
PHYS.ORG
Scientists unravel how DNA organizes and preserves genetic information
NEWS MEDICAL
How DNA is read and copied
PHYS.ORG
A road map to stem cell development
SCIENCE DAILY
Staying in shape: How rod-shaped bacteria grow long, not wide
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