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October 23, 2020

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DNA in Fringe-Lipped Bat Feces Reveals Unexpected Eating Habits

By examining the guano of the fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus), biologists encountered surprising results about its eating habits and foraging ...

Bacterial Metabolism of Dietary Soy May Lower Risk Factor for Dementia

A metabolite produced following consumption of dietary soy may decrease a key risk factor for dementia - with the help of the right bacteria, according to a new ...

Transcription Factors May Inadvertently Lock in DNA Mistakes

A team of researchers has found that transcription factors have a tendency to bind strongly to 'mismatched' sections of DNA, i.e. sections of the genome that were not copied correctly. The strong ...

Microbial Diversity Below Seafloor Is as Rich as on Earth's Surface

For the first time, researchers have mapped the biological diversity of marine sediment, one of Earth's largest global biomes. The research team discovered that microbial diversity in the dark, ...
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Protective Shield: Membrane-Attached Protein Protects Bacteria and Chloroplasts from Stress

Stress is present everywhere, even bacteria and plant cells have to cope with it. They express various specific stress proteins, but how exactly this line of defense works is often not clear. A group ...

Are Bushmeat Hunters Aware of Zoonotic Disease? Yes, but That's Not the Issue

A recent article outlines how researchers with the measured the attitudes, practices and zoonoses awareness among community members associated with the bushmeat trade in northern ...

Finally, a Way to See Molecules 'Wobble'

Researchers have found a way to visualize those molecules in even greater detail, showing their position and orientation in 3D, and even how they wobble and oscillate. This could shed invaluable ...

Prebiotic Chemistry: In the Beginning, There Was Sugar

Organic molecules formed the basis for the evolution of life. But how could inorganic precursors have given rise to them? Chemists now reports a reaction pathway in which minerals catalyze the ...

AI Methods of Analyzing Social Networks Find New Cell Types in Tissue

In situ sequencing enables gene activity inside body tissues to be depicted in microscope images. To facilitate interpretation of the vast quantities of information generated. Researchers have now ...

Natural Killer Cells Also Have a Memory Function

Good news for the human immune system: researchers have managed to ascribe an immunological memory function to a subset of cytotoxic NK cells, which have hitherto been regarded as ...

Those Funky Cheese Smells Allow Microbes to 'Talk' to and Feed Each Other

Researchers found that bacteria essential to ripening cheese can sense and respond to compounds produced by fungi in the rind and released into the air, enhancing the growth of some species of ...

Fats Fighting Back Against Bacteria

With antibiotic-resistant superbugs on the rise, this research shows a new way that cells are using to protect themselves - using fats as a covert weapon, and giving us new insights into alternative ...

Researchers have identified a number of 'silent' mutations in the roughly 30,000 letters of the COVID-19 virus's genetic code that helped it thrive once it made the leap from bats and ...

Gel Instrumental in 3D Bioprinting Biological Tissues

The eventual creation of replacement biological parts requires fully three-dimensional capabilities that two-dimensional and three-dimensional thin-film bioprinting cannot supply. Now, using a yield ...

Researchers Find Diverse Communities Comprise Bacterial Mats Threatening Coral Reefs

A research team found that cyanobacterial mats threatening the health of coral reefs are more diverse and complex than scientists previously ...

Inexpensive and Rapid Testing of Drugs for Resistant Infections Possible

A rapid and simple method for testing the efficacy of antibacterial drugs on infectious microbes has been developed and ...

Machine Learning Uncovers Potential New TB Drugs

Using a machine-learning approach that incorporates uncertainty, researchers identified several promising compounds that target a protein required for the survival of the bacteria that cause ...

Novel Antiviral Strategy for Treatment of COVID-19

Researchers have discovered a novel antiviral strategy for treatment of COVID-19 using existing ...

'Honey Bee, It's Me'

Honey bees rely on chemical cues related to their shared gut microbial communities, instead of genetic relatedness, to identify members of their colony. This new work is significant in part because ...

Virus-Mimicking Drug Helps Immune System Target Cunning Cancer Cells

Researchers found that a drug that activates the body's natural defenses by behaving like a virus may also make certain stealthy melanoma tumors visible to the immune system, allowing them to be ...

COVID-19 Rapid Test Has Successful Lab Results, Research Moves to Next Stages

Rapid detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, in about 30 seconds following the test, has had successful preliminary results. The test uses a nanotube-based electrochemical biosensor, a similar technology ...

Seeing Evolution Happening Before Your Eyes

Researchers have established an automated pipeline to create mutations in genomic enhancers that let them watch evolution unfold before their eyes. Their findings on fruit flies may also be relevant ...

Scientists Shed New Light on Viruses' Role in Coral Bleaching

Scientists have shown that viral infection is involved in coral bleaching - the breakdown of the symbiotic relationship between corals and the algae they rely on for ...

Molecular Dance Keeps Your Heart Beating

New research demonstrates a molecular dance that keeps your heart beating. The findings could someday lead to improved diagnostics and medical treatments for serious and sometimes devastating ...

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