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Enzyme

Scientists Deliver High-Resolution Glimpse of Enzyme Structure

Using a state-of-the-art type of electron microscopy, an MIT-led team has discovered the structure of an enzyme that is crucial for maintaining an adequate...
Algorithm

New Machine Learning Algorithm Uncovers Time-Delayed Interactions in Gene Regulatory Systems

Biologists have long understood the various parts within the cell. But how these parts interact with and respond to each other is largely unknown.“We...
Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic Resistance in Children’s E. Coli Is High When Commonly Prescribed...

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious global health threats faced in modern medicine. The threat of bacterial resistance has been compared to...
interactomics

Measuring Molecular Interactions

Science now has a new “omics” – an interactomics, which deals with the interactions between proteins and small molecules. Having previously focused on genomics...
Lab-on-a-chipvideo

Lab-On-A-Chip for Tracking Single Bacterial Cells

It is hardly bigger than a matchbox and yet there is a laboratory en miniature on this chip. Single bacterial cells grow in about 2000 channels...
Artificial enzyme

Artificial Enzyme: Protein Designed Entirely from Scratch Functions in Cells as...

A dawning field of research, artificial biology, is working toward creating a genuinely new organism. At Princeton,chemistry professor Michael Hecht and the researchers in...
antibiotic resistant

Surfers Three Times More Likely to Have Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in...

Conducted by the University of Exeter, the Beach Bums study asked 300 people, half of whom regularly surf the UK’s coastline, to take rectal...
E. coli Strains

One-Step Production of Aromatic Polyesters by E. coli Strains

KAIST systems metabolic engineers defined a novel strategy for microbial aromatic polyesters production fused with synthetic biology from renewable biomass. The team of Distinguished...
sonar

Scientists Design Bacteria to Reflect “Sonar” Signals for Ultrasound Imaging

In the 1966 science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, a submarine is shrunken down and injected into a scientist's body to repair a blood clot...
Throat Remedies

Want to Beat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs? Rethink Strep Throat Remedies

It’s time to develop alternatives to antibiotics for small infections, according to a new thought paper by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and...
E.coli

Shining a Light on Bacterial Cell Division

Imagine trying to defeat an army of invaders that can double its population size every twenty minutes. This is what the human body is...
bacteria

Bacteria Breakthrough Marks New Era in Cellular Design and Biofuel Production

Globally, there is a growing demand for the agricultural or renewable production of biofuels and other commodity chemicals, to enable a move away from...
ribosome

Protein Intentionally Terminates Own Synthesis by Destabilizing Synthesis Machinery — the...

Proteins are functional molecules, which support life and are three-dimensional structures of polypeptide chains, chains of linked amino acids. The configuration of amino acids...
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A Clean Slate: Engineering the Gut Microbiome with “Good” Bacteria May...

Penn Medicine researchers have singled out a bacterial enzyme behind an imbalance in the gut microbiome linked to Crohn’s disease. The new study, published...
Plant power

New Routes to Renewables: Sandia Speeds Transformation of Biofuel Waste into...

A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team’s findings could...
antibiotics

New Model Reveals Possibility of Pumping Antibiotics into Bacteria

Researchers in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a cellular pump known to move drugs like antibiotics out of E....
E. coli bacteria

Model Predicts How E. Coli Bacteria Adapt under Stress

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature...
antibiotics

Predatory Bacteria: The Quest for a New Class of Antibiotics

In 2016 the World Health Organization named antibiotic resistance as “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.” The...
DNA

Knotty Problems in DNA

If you’ve ever tried to untangle a pair of earbuds, you’ll understand how loops and cords can get twisted up. DNA can get tangled...
biosensor

Designer Biosensor Can Detect Antibiotic Production by Microbes

Researchers from North Carolina State University have engineered designer biosensors that can detect antibiotic molecules of interest. The biosensors are a first step toward...