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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:20:59 EDT
Drugs that stop mosquitoes catching malaria could help eradicate the disease
Researchers have identified compounds that could prevent malaria parasites from being able to infect mosquitoes, halting the spread of disease.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:18:48 EDT
CRISPR screen identifies gene that helps cells resist West Nile, Zika viruses
Researchers now report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:37:01 EDT
Targeting this key bacterial molecule could reduce the need for antibiotics
Scientists have shown that cellulose serves a mortar-like role to enhance the adhesion of bacteria to bladder cells, causing urinary tract infections.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:36:44 EDT
Photosynthesis: Discovery of a photobase so strong, it merits moniker of 'super'
A new discovery of a light-induced super photobase is revealing some of photosynthesis' desirable traits. The interdisciplinary team of scientists was able to document the ultrafast dynamics of the super photobase that is 10 million times stronger than anything previously discovered.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:36:12 EDT
Newly discovered enzyme is 'firing pin' for plant immunity
Just like humans, plants have an immune system that helps them fight off infections. Researchers have now identified a key step in how plant cells respond to pathogens -- a family of kinase enzymes that activate the enzymes that make reactive oxygen.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:16:45 EDT
Particles surf their own waves, reveal how microbes and cells move through human body
Surf's up for microbes swimming beside red blood cells. New calculations and experiments model for the first time how spherical particles submerged in gooey liquid travel along a flexible rubber sheet; comparable conditions are common in the human body, such as blood cells flowing through a capillary or the journeys of self-propelled microbes. All these particles, it turns out, catch a wave.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:16:15 EDT
Mapping vast unknown territory of long non-coding RNA
Scientists have developed a powerful method for exploring the properties of mysterious molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), some of which have big roles in cancer and other serious conditions.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:16:09 EDT
Gene therapy via skin protects mice from lethal cocaine doses
A new study shows that skin stem cells, modified via CRISPR and transplanted back to donor mice, can protect addicted mice from cocaine-seeking and overdose.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:15:48 EDT
New method more than doubles sugar production from plants
Chemists have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:15:45 EDT
Machine learning technique to predict human cell organization
Scientists have used machine learning to train computers to see parts of the cell the human eye cannot easily distinguish.
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