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Closing the Barn Door – Keeping GMO and Unaltered Organisms from Producing Offspring

  Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s BioTechnology Institute have developed a way to keep GMO and non-GMO organisms from interbreeding called synthetic […]

Outsmarting S. aureus with Biochemistry

Staphylococcus aureus, like all bacteria, has developed ways to survive in difficult circumstances.  A recent discovery by Mee-Ngan F. Yap of St. Louis […]

Making a Comprehensive Signaling Map of Bacterial Responses

Researchers at the John Innes Center in Norfolk in the UK have developed an advanced analysis method they hope will expand our ability […]

Algal Surface Adhesion Regulated by Light

Researchers at the Gottingen Max Planck Institute have discovered that the green algae used in biofuel bioreactors can be kept from forming opaque […]

Engineered Protein Molecules Can Tell Macrophages to Ignore Cancer, and Possibly Bacterial, Self-Defense Mechanisms

New “smart” proteins called iSNAPS (integrated sensing and activating proteins), developed at the University of California at San Diego by Peter Yingxiao Wang, […]

U.S. Department of Defense Develops a Surrogate Anthrax Bacterium

A surrogate, non-virulent anthrax bacterium that has the comprehensive complement of anthrax-specific molecular and immunological markers needed for research has been developed by […]

Designer Mini-Proteins are Small, Stable, and Could Be a New Class of Drugs

A high-speed way to generate thousands of small, stable, custom-designed proteins that bind to specific therapeutic targets has been developed by researchers at […]

Giving Kids with Minor Staph Infections Antibiotics is Beneficial

Prescribing antibiotics for children with minor staph infections keeps the infections from recurring, as long as the staph-infected area is lanced and drained […]

Fungi that “Hypermutate” Evolve More Rapidly

Unlike complex organisms that can’t function properly when mutations are plentiful in their systems, single-celled organisms like bacteria and fungi thrive when they […]

To Eliminate Competitors, Bacteria Conduct Armed Warfare

The structure of the speargun on the surface of bacteria that shoots toxins into and eliminates environmental competitors has now been seen in […]

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